Quad foreign ministers met in Tokyo
Foreign ministers of the quad countries met in Tokyo on Tuesday. This was the first face-to-face conversation after Corona virus infection. The meeting took place against the backdrop of China’s aggressive military stance on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Indo-Pacific, South China Sea and East Ladakh. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Morris Payne reiterated the need to strengthen the free, open and rules-based international system. A senior official present with Pompeo told reporters that China’s aggression is a matter of concern.
‘Fighting between China and India is a matter of concern’The officer said, ‘This is a matter of concern. I mean if you look at the conflict between China and India in the Himalayas, it has happened in the past and to prevent the situation from going out of control, methods have been adopted which are not written and said otherwise. Huh. And then you see what happened here recently. Here people beat each other and killed them.
India and China have been running deadlock for five months
The border standoff between India and China has been going on in eastern Ladakh for about five months.
Due to China, there is a dispute in the South and East China Sea. Beijing has increasingly militarized man-made islands over the years.
America deployed fighter aircraft in East China Sea
The South China Sea and East China Sea are considered rich in minerals, oil and other natural resources. They are also important for global trade. Although the US has not claimed any claim on the disputed waters, it has challenged China’s growing territorial claims by deploying warships and fighter jets. America’s move is aimed at maintaining freedom of navigation and patrolling by aircraft in this strategically important region.
Another US official said that China’s aggression is a big reason for this.
He said that he talks about the 2021 target 2035 and his 2049 target. They are growing rapidly.
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At the same time, another official said that there is a need to bring the problem to the fore.
He said that it is not about the US-China dispute. It is independent world versus Chinese totalitarianism. The Minister (Pompio) talks often on this and keeps his discussion in line with that and it was agreed to a lot in the meeting. The meeting of quad ministers lasted for about three hours, in which the leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and concerns.