The framework of the four countries of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India, and the "Quad" Foreign Ministers' Meeting were held to deepen cooperation in a wide range of fields such as infrastructure development and security toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific". We agreed to go and confirmed that we would hold a summit in Japan in the first half of this year.

At the meeting, opinions were also exchanged on the situation in Ukraine.

The meeting in Melbourne, Australia was attended by Foreign Minister Hayashi, Secretary of State Blinken of the United States, Foreign Minister Payne of Australia, and Foreign Minister Jaishankar of India.



At the meeting, they agreed to work together to counter the challenge of rule-based maritime order in the East China Sea and South China Sea, with China and other countries intensifying their supremacy.



After that, we confirmed that we will deepen cooperation in a wide range of fields such as infrastructure development, ocean security, humanitarian assistance and cyber toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific".

We also agreed to continue to cooperate in measures against the new coronavirus.



After confirming that the summit of the four countries will be held in Japan in the first half of this year, we will accelerate the adjustment of specific schedules.



Meanwhile, the meeting also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine, where military tensions continue.

Foreign Minister Hayashi "Extremely Timely and Meaningful Achievements"

After the quad foreign ministers' meeting, Foreign Minister Hayashi said in a joint press conference, "The situation in Ukraine is becoming more tense and diplomatic efforts to resolve it are intensifying.・ Missile activities There are a lot of urgent issues such as unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and the situation in Ukraine. That's it. "



In addition, Minister Hayashi said, "We also discussed the situation in Ukraine. Japan has consistently supported the unity of Ukraine's sovereignty and territory, and we would like to continue to cooperate with the international community." Said.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken "Take a decisive attitude in the case of Russia's invasion"

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned the situation in Ukraine at a press conference after the quad's foreign ministers' meeting. It's not a strange situation, "he said, showing a strong sense of caution.



"It is important for us to do everything we can through diplomacy to unite and prevent conflict and aggression, and to take a firm stand when Russia invades," he said. , Called for unity.

Chinese spokesman "What destroys international unity and cooperation"

Regarding the foreign ministers' meeting of the four-country framework "Quad" of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, said at a press conference on the 11th, "The four-country framework is essentially China. It's a tool to siege and protect America's supremacy, artificially fueling conflict and destroying international unity and cooperation. "



He emphasized that "the countries involved should abandon outdated Cold War thinking and play a constructive role in the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region."

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