2021.06.13 20:21Nation

日豪首脳、中国けん制 「威圧や現状変更に反対」


2021.06.13 20:21Nation

Japan, Australia Warn against China

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, agreed Sunday to oppose economic coercion and unilateral attempts to change the status quo, in a thinly veiled warning against China.
   The two leaders also reaffirmed bilateral cooperation to realize the Japan-proposed free and open Indo-Pacific initiative.
   The agreements were reached at their meeting over breakfast in a seaside resort in Cornwall, southwestern England, held on the sidelines of the thee-day summit meeting of the Group of Seven key industrialized nations through the same day.
   Australia is not a member of the G-7 club, but Morrison participated in some sessions of the summit meeting as a guest at the invitation of the British government.
   Earlier in June, Japan and Australia held an online "two-plus-two" meeting of their foreign and defense ministers and confirmed that Australian military vessels and aircraft are included in the scope of military assets protected by Japan's Self-Defense Forces.