Prime Minister Suga had a telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Modi, shared the importance of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on the rule of law, and then the four countries, including the United States and Australia We agreed to steadily promote cooperation.
A telephone conversation between Prime Minister Suga and Prime Minister Modi of India was held for about 40 minutes at the request of the Japanese side on the evening of the 9th, and opinions were exchanged on bilateral relations and the regional situation in East Asia.
In this, Prime Minister Suga expressed serious concern about China's enforcement of the Maritime Police Law, which allows the Maritime Police Law, which is the maritime security action, to use weapons, and the human rights situation surrounding Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
On top of that, the two leaders will share the importance of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on the rule of law, and will steadily promote cooperation between the two countries, including the United States and Australia. It matched.
In addition, Prime Minister Suga sought understanding and cooperation for the early resolution of the abduction issue by North Korea, and the two leaders confirmed that they would work closely on the tense situation in Myanmar.
Based on this telephone call, Prime Minister Suga will attend the first online meeting of the leaders of four countries called "Quad" in Japan, the United States, Australia and India, which will be held on the 12th of this week.