Australia is going to host the leaders of Japan, the US, and India at the “Quad Summit” in May
The Prime Minister of Australia announced on Wednesday that he is going to host the President of the United Nations and the leaders of Japan, Fumio Kishida, and India, Mr. Narendra Modi, for a security summit.
Australia will host the “Quad Leader’s Summit” for the very first time at the “Sydney Opera House” on May 24.
After taking office as prime minister after last year’s elections, Mr. Albanese participated in a meeting in Tokyo a few hours later.
“As a result of widespread inflationary pressures, we will talk about the global economic climate,” Mr. Albanese told reporters.
With geopolitical competition in our region and the ongoing effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mr. Albanese continued, “We realise that we live in a more unstable world.”
The success of the Indo-Pacific was extremely important to the Quad partners. According to him, the Quad was dedicated to promoting an open, peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region that respects each country’s sovereignty and assures everyone’s security and economic prosperity.
“I look forward to engaging with Quad leaders about how we—alongside major regional organisations such as ASEAN, the Pacific Islands Forum, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, and our neighbouring nations — can shape the Indo-Pacific region we all desire to reside in,” Mr. Albanese said.
Albanese announced that he will travel to the United States when Biden hosts the “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum Conference” in San Francisco in November. Albanese also said that he has been welcomed by the “president for a private meeting, the specifics of which have not yet been determined.”
The last time Albanese visited the United States was in March, when he, Biden, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak revealed the terms of the so-called AUKUS collaboration, which will see Australia receive eight submarines fueled by American nuclear technology.
Biden’s choice to seek reelection as president was not addressed by Mr. Albanese.
“President Biden, I consider you to be a friend. And he is undoubtedly a friend of Australia,” added Mr. Albanese.