leaders of the quad countries Image Credit source: AFP
America is going through political and economic crisis these days. The debt crisis is also increasing in America and the danger of default is looming over it. In view of the turmoil in the country, US President Joe Biden quad summit will not participate in Keeping this in mind, Australia has canceled the quad meeting to be held in Sydney. India, Australia, Japan and America were to participate in this meeting.
Biden has said that he will participate in the G-7 summit to be held in Japan. After this, he will not go to participate in the meeting of the Quad leaders. Instead, he will return to Washington. Biden has also canceled the tour of Papua New Guinea. Had he gone to Papua, he would have been the first US president to visit the island nation. The Quad meeting is considered very important, because in this meeting a strategy is made to deal with China in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Risk of default, hence postponed tour
Speaking at an event at the White House, Biden first talked about his visit to Japan. After this he said that as a President one has to look at many issues at once. I am confident that we will avoid default and fulfill America’s responsibilities to the world. He further told that he is shortening his tour. He is not going to Australia and Papua New Guinea, so that he can return to the country and talk to the leaders.
There will be a meeting with PM Modi in Sydney
At the same time, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Wednesday that the quad meeting would not be possible in Sydney without US President Joe Biden. He told that instead of the quad meeting this week, the leaders of Australia, America, India and Japan will meet in the G-7 meeting.
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The Australian PM said, ‘There will be no meeting of the quad leaders to be held in Sydney next week. However, we will definitely discuss with the Quad leaders in Japan. He also told that there will definitely be bilateral talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in Sydney. Albanese did not say whether Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida would come to Sydney or not.