A summit meeting was held by four countries called Quad, Japan, the United States, Australia, and India.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Suga agreed with reporters that he would promote cooperation in the fields of infrastructure and space in addition to measures against the new coronavirus and climate change, and agreed to hold this meeting every year in the future. I made it clear that I did.

Prime Minister Kan, who is visiting Washington, the capital of the United States, will hold a quad-four-country summit meeting with President Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Modi of India at the White House after 3:00 am Japan time. I faced it.

After that, Prime Minister Suga told reporters, "The leaders exchanged frank opinions on important issues facing the Indo-Pacific region, such as the new corona, climate change, new technologies, and regional conditions, and Japan's position. Was firmly transmitted. "

On that basis, he revealed that he agreed to promote cooperation in infrastructure, space, clean energy, and human exchange.

In addition, Prime Minister Suga said, "We have agreed to hold a summit meeting every year in the future. For the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific, the efforts of Japan, the United States, Australia and India that Japan has promoted will be fully established. It was a very meaningful meeting for the further development of cooperation. "

Looking back on the diplomacy of the past year, Prime Minister Suga said, "We have particularly focused on the Japan-US alliance, which is the cornerstone of Japan's diplomacy and security. We were able to further strengthen the ties between the two countries, and we were able to deepen our ties with fellow countries such as the United States, Australia and India, as well as ASEAN and Europe. "

He added, "I would like the next Prime Minister to actively develop diplomacy that contributes to world peace and security under a firm strategy."