USA and Quad partners want to expand influence in the Indo-Pacific

The heads of state of the United States, Japan, India and Australia announced on Friday that they would strive for an open Indo-Pacific region that cannot be “intimidated by coercion”.

US-Präsident Joe Biden ist Gastgeber des Gipfeltreffens der vier Quad-Staatsoberhäupter, dem indischen Premierminister Narendra Modi, dem japanischen Premierminister Suga Yoshihide und dem australischen Premierminister Scott Morrison.

US President Joe Biden is hosting the Summit of the Four Quad Heads of State, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Sarahbeth Maney / www.imago-images.de

(tla., dpa, Reuters)

The USA, India, Japan and Australia want to work more closely together in the future and expand their influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The region from the Indian to the Pacific Ocean forms the basis for “common security and common prosperity,” said a statement by the heads of state of the four countries on Friday. It also emphasized that the law of the sea must be observed in the East and South China Seas.

Both the meeting itself and the declaration can be interpreted as a signal to China, although the People’s Republic is not addressed directly in the document. In their statement, the heads of state and government repeatedly stressed the insistence on rules-based behavior in a region where China is trying to flex its muscles.

«We stand for the rule of law, the freedom of navigation and overflight, the peaceful Settlement of disputes, democratic values ​​and the territorial integrity of states, “said US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the talks.

The heads of state and government of the Quad Group also spoke out in favor of supporting small island states, especially in the Pacific, to strengthen their economic and ecological resilience. In addition, they urged North Korea to hold diplomatic talks about its nuclear weapons and missile program, which Pyongyang has so far refused.

The USA and other states are concerned about the trade practices of the People’s Republic and the Chinese urge to expand in the Indo-Pacific. China also claims practically the entire South China Sea for itself. For years, the People’s Republic has therefore been in dispute with countries in the region such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei – and also with Taiwan. Large oil and natural gas deposits are suspected in the area.

The quad too The four alliance mentioned above also wants to cooperate more closely in the future in coping with the corona pandemic, in the area of ​​cybersecurity and in the fight against climate change. The production of corona vaccines should be increased and preparation for future pandemics should be improved – a joint exercise on this should be possible in 2022. There should also be more cooperation in space, for example through the shared use of satellite data for monitoring climate change or for disaster control.

Note: This article have been indexed to our site. We do not claim legitimacy, ownership or copyright of any of the content above. To see the article at original source Click Here

Related Posts
Breast cancer types: What your type means thumbnail

Breast cancer types: What your type means

Breast cancer types: What your type meansNot all breast cancers are the same. Understand what type of breast cancer you have and how it differs from other types of breast cancer.By Mayo Clinic Staff Once you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, your doctor will review your pathology report and the results of any imaging tests…
Read More
Newly diagnosed diabetes in COVID-19 patients may be transitory thumbnail

Newly diagnosed diabetes in COVID-19 patients may be transitory

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Many COVID-19 patients newly diagnosed with diabetes during hospital admission may in fact have a temporary form of the disease related to the acute stress of the viral infection and may return to normal blood sugar levels soon after discharge, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found. These patients…
Read More
Studies stress botulism education in Romania and Italy thumbnail

Studies stress botulism education in Romania and Italy

Two studies in different European countries have both emphasized the need to improve consumer awareness and education to prevent botulism. The first study looked at epidemiological data on foodborne botulism in Western Romania over the past decade. Botulism poisoning is a rare illness caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Medical records from one…
Read More
Index Of News
Consider making some contribution to keep us going. We are donation based team who works to bring the best content to the readers. Every donation matters.
Donate Now

Liking our Index Of News so far? Would you like to subscribe to receive news updates daily?

Total
0
Share