Following are the top foreign stories at 2015 hrs

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FGN41 QUAD-SUMMIT-BIDEN Quad going to be vital arena for cooperation in Indo-Pacific, says Biden Washington: President Joe Biden said on Friday that the Quad – involving the US, India, Australia and Japan - is going to be a vital arena for cooperation in Indo-Pacific as he opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit which is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders of the bloc.

FGN30 CHINA-QUAD-SUMMIT-REAX Cooperation between countries should not target third party: China on Quad summit Beijing: Ahead of the Quad summit on Friday, China said exchanges and cooperation between countries should contribute to mutual understanding rather than “targeting” a third party and refrain from “pursuing exclusive blocs”. By K J M Varma FGN15 US-BIDEN-2NDLD ADDRESS President Biden sets goal of July 4th to 'mark Independence' from coronavirus Washington: US President Joe Biden has announced that all adult Americans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination by May 1 under an ambitious plan to get the country, worst-hit by the pandemic, closer to normal by July 4th, Independence Day. By Lalit K Jha FGN3 US-CHINA-UIGHUR MUSLIMS 'US will directly raise with China issue of genocide against Uighur Muslims' Washington: The United States will directly raise with China the issue of genocide against Uighur Muslims, the Biden Administration said on Thursday. By Lalit K Jha FGN2 US-BIDEN-INDIAN AMERICANS Biden recognised incredible contribution of Indian American community: Spokesperson Washington: US President Joe Biden recognised the incredible contribution of the Indian American community when last week during an interaction with NASA scientists involved in the Mars mission he said that people of Indian descent were taking over the country, his spokesperson said Thursday. By Lalit K Jha FGN28 US-JAPAN-SUGA-LD VISIT Japanese PM Suga to be first foreign leader to visit US under Biden Admin Washington: Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will visit the United States in April, becoming the first leader of a foreign nation to hold a face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden since he took office in January, the White House announced on Friday. By Lalit K Jha FGN43 ZULU-KING-INDIANS Late Zulu king fostered harmony between Indians and Africans Johannesburg: Late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini had a history of fostering reconciliation and cultural cooperation between his people and the Indian community of South Africa. By Fakir Hassen FGN32 PAK-SIKH-LD SENATOR Gurdeep Singh takes oath as Pakistan Senator Islamabad: Gurdeep Singh from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party took the oath on Friday as a Senator, becoming the first turban-clad Sikh representative in the upper house of Pakistan's Parliament. IND IND