The first summit meeting in the framework of Japan, the United States, Australia and India began online on the night of the 12th.

It is expected to confirm cooperation for the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on cooperation in measures against the new coronavirus and the rule of law.

The first summit meeting under the framework of four countries called "Quad" was attended by Prime Minister Kan, President Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Modi of India from around 10:30 pm on the 12th of Japan time. , Started in online format.

Foreign ministers from each country are also present at the meeting, and in addition to cooperation in combating the new coronavirus, cooperation to supply vaccines to developing countries in four countries based on the so-called "vaccine diplomacy" by China It is expected that discussions will be held on how it should be.

In addition, keeping in mind that China is strengthening its expansion into the ocean, we will confirm cooperation toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on the rule of law, as well as climate change issues and the tightening Myanmar. Opinions are expected to be exchanged over the situation and the situation in North Korea, and adjustments are being made in the direction of compiling results documents.

US President Joe Biden "Free and Open Indo-Pacific is Indispensable"

President Biden of the United States, who hosted this meeting, said at the beginning, "This is the first summit meeting in this framework. It is also the first multilateral summit meeting I host. The free and open Indo-Pacific is essential for us. I can't do it. "