The Concept of the ‘Four Pillars for Peace and Security’ first gained prominence during the Riga Conference 2021, as promulgated by the BGF, as a way to connect the four leading democracies in the world. At the C20-G20 Summit in India in 2023, BGF’s CEO, Nguyen Anh Tuan, played a pivotal role in emphasizing the significance of the ‘Enlightenment Tech Economy Alliance.’ This alliance is composed of the Four Pillars, which include the United States, Japan, the European Union-UK, and India. It represents a commitment to guiding technological developments under democracies, not authoritarian states, and the promotion of a rules-based global order. The importance of the Four Pillars for Peace and Security was further underscored during the G20 Summit held in India on September 8-9, 2023. This historic gathering featured the participation of global leaders, including President Biden and Prime Minister Modi, marking the Four Pillars as a driving force for international stability and cooperation.
Here are some notes from Joint Statement from India and the United States:
President Biden reaffirmed his support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member.
Prime Minister Modi and President Biden reaffirmed technology’s defining role in deepening our strategic partnership and lauded ongoing efforts through the India-U.S. Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) to build open, accessible, secure, and resilient technology ecosystems and value chains, based on mutual confidence and trust, which reinforce our shared values and democratic institutions.
The leaders reiterated their support for building resilient global semiconductor supply chains.
Read the full statement at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/09/08/joint-statement-from-india-and-the-united-states/?fbclid=IwAR0dCoqS9-gSce0ocSwGZrf-1_uTHyxbhmO2xMsXetPlL8JeCnmod0FXhHA