lørdag 5. mars 2022

Quad says it won’t allow a Ukraine-type conflict in Indo-Pacific

Leaders of the four member states of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, said after a snap meeting that a major conflict like in Ukraine should not be allowed to happen in the Indo-Pacific. The leaders of the United States, Australia, India and Japan met virtually late on Thursday to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war and its possible impact.

The Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said after the meeting that “unilateral changes to the status quo by force or coercion like the recent Russian aggression against Ukraine are also unacceptable in the Indo-Pacific region.” In his statement, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: ”We cannot allow what is happening in Ukraine now to ever happen in the Indo-Pacific.” “We are resolute in our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region where smaller states do not need to live in fear of more powerful ones.”