Australia cancels ‘Quad’ meeting to be held in Sydney
by Lewis Jackson and Kirsty Needham
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced on Wednesday that the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (“Quad”) meeting, which was to be held in Sydney next week, would not take place after President US postponed his visit. to Australia.
Joe Biden has canceled trips to Australia and Papua New Guinea due to talks of raising the US debt ceiling.
Anthony Albanese indicated that the leaders of the Quad – which brings together the United States, Japan, Australia and India – would meet on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Japan later this week.
Anthony Albanese announced at a press conference that “the Quad summit in Sydney next week will not take place.”
However, the planned bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may still happen, the Australian prime minister said.
India and Australia, which are not part of the G7, have been invited to participate in the summit to be held in Hiroshima, Japan from May 19 to 21.
(Reporting by Renju Jose, Lewis Jackson and Kirsty Needham in Sydney, Writing by Alasdair Pal; French version by Camille Renaud)