Leaders of the United States, Australia, India and Japan issued a long joint statement on Friday, “not audited by coercion” and “free and open India” in the ongoing efforts of Communist China to address its influence. Declared a commitment to the Pacific Ocean. Earth.
NS statement Released by the leader of the Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue shortly after the first two-hour face-to-face meeting at the White House in Washington, DC.
The quad was originally founded in 2007 and has held regular meetings ever since. Strategic dialogue between democracies is widely seen as a response to the rising economic and military power of communist China. China is not mentioned in the latest joint statement, but it plays a major role in private talks, according to the Associated Press.
“On this historic opportunity, we recommit to our partnership and the region that is the foundation of our shared security and prosperity: the inclusive, resilient, free and open Indo-Pacific. I read the statement of President Joe Biden. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
“Together, we promise to be rooted in international law, promote free and open rule-based order, and enhance security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, without giving in to coercion.” They said. “We support the rule of law, freedom of navigation and flight, peaceful resolution of conflicts, democratic values, and national territorial integrity. We work with a variety of partners. I promise.”
After the meeting, Prime Minister Suga told reporters, “We talked openly about a variety of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, new technologies, and other regional issues affecting the Indo-Pacific region.” .. He said the Quad Conference is “a very meaningful conference for our cooperation with the four countries to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific.”
“Implemented by four countries [coronavirus] It is an unparalleled scale of vaccine policy and has also agreed to further promote cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, space, clean energy and human exchange. ” He added that he did.
In a joint statement, the leaders promised to “continue to defend compliance with international law and address the challenge of order under maritime rules, including the East China Sea and South China Sea.” They expressed their support for “small island developing states in the Pacific,” in order to “strengthen economic and environmental resilience.”
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