Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia, announced that “the Quad leaders’ meeting will not take place in Sydney next week.”
The scheduled Quad leaders meeting won’t go as planned
According to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the scheduled Quad leaders meeting in Sydney won’t go as planned. The announcement comes after US President Joe Biden postponed his trip to Australia. This weekend, the G7 Summit will take in Japan, where the leaders of Australia, the United States, India, and Japan will meet.
President Biden withdraws his trip
Recently, President Biden announced that he would cancel his trip to Papua New Guinea and Australia. They chose because of ongoing uncertainties and protracted discussions with the rival Republican party to avert a historic debt default on the part of the United States.
In the New South Wales town of Tweed Heads, Albanese declared that “the Quad leaders’ meeting would not take in Sydney the following week.”
According to Albanese, it’s still potential that Indian PM Modi is coming to Sydney the following week, according to ABC News.
President Biden prioritized the local issues: Albanese
President Biden has shifted his attention to domestic problems and is negotiating with Republicans to avoid a possible US debt default by the end of the month.
According to Albanese, it is understandable that Biden has prioritized resolving this issue because it has significant ramifications for the American economy and may have global repercussions.
The Quad leaders meet in Hiroshima
Additionally, the Australian PM acknowledged Biden’s disappointment over his inability to visit Australia and suggested that the Quad leaders meet in Hiroshima during the G7 summit.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Biden, and Albanese were all expected to be present at the G7 summit in Hiroshima this weekend, according to Albanese.
However, at this point, no time frame is currently confirmed for this arrangement.
Officials of three nations trying to conduct the meeting
Even though officials in all three countries were still attempting to confirm their plans, he claimed that it was still possible for Prime Ministers Modi and Kishida to travel to Sydney the following week.
“We are currently in conversation with the Quad leaders over there. We’ll make more announcements about that later, but Prime Minister Modi would undoubtedly be a welcome guest here next week,” he said.
Aim to create a Quad Group
In November 2017, the long-delayed proposal of forming the “Quad” to create a new strategy to protect the vital sea routes in the Indo-Pacific in the face of China’s reckless actions in the region took shape thanks to the efforts of India, Japan, the US, and Australia.
China’s reckless actions in the region
The South and East China Seas are the scene of fiercely contested territorial disputes involving China. In the few years, Beijing has also made significant strides toward military spending on its artificial islands.
Beijing asserts control over the entirety of the South China Sea. Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, and Vietnam have counterclaims. China and Japan have territorial disagreements in the East China Sea.