‘We express serious concern…’: Quad members take veiled swipe at China

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Image Source: PTI Biden apologized for forcing the change of plans and invited Albanese to make a state visit to the White House.

g7 summitAt the ongoing G7 summit in Hiroshima, leaders of the Quad group criticized Beijing’s behavior, indirectly targeting China, news agency AFP reported.

US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and host Anthony Albanese attacked China, although they did not name it, but the communist superpower was clearly the target of language in a joint statement. ‘Peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region’.

“We strongly oppose destabilization or unilateral actions that seek to change the status quo by force or coercion,” the AFP reported.

“We express serious concern over the militarization of disputed facilities, the dangerous use of Coast Guard and Marine militia vessels, and attempts to disrupt offshore resource exploitation activities of other countries,” the statement said. AFP reported that the harassment of non-Chinese ships in disputed waters.

The meeting between the Quad leaders was held on the backdrop of the Group of 7 summit in Hiroshima. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was due to host Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney next week. However, Biden pulled out, saying he would have to return to Washington from Japan on Sunday to hold talks with Republican opponents on the US debt limit.

Biden apologized for forcing the change of plans and invited Albanese to make a state visit to the White House. In his statement, he emphasized the Quad’s support for improving infrastructure in the vast Asia-Pacific region, while taking a more apparent dig at China, saying they would like to facilitate such investment, but are unable to obtain aid. Will not burden those with unsustainable loans.

Among the projects the Quad leaders highlighted was an “urgent need to support quality undersea cable networks in the Indo-Pacific region, which are critical to global development and prosperity”. They announced a partnership aimed at drawing on the expertise of their countries in the specialist marine cable sector.

He also said there would be an expansion of an existing pilot program for high-tech monitoring of illegal fishing. And he said he was “deeply concerned” by the repression in Myanmar, and he condemned “North Korea’s destabilizing ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons pursuit in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions”.

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