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Australian, Indian foreign ministers meet Japan’s Prime Minister Suga

India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (lower L), Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (2nd R), Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre R), Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne (centre L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (top L) attend a Quad Indo-Pacific meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on October 6, 2020 in Tokyo. (AFP)
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (lower L), Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (2nd R), Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre R), Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne (centre L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (top L) attend a Quad Indo-Pacific meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on October 6, 2020 in Tokyo. (AFP)
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06 Oct 2020 04:10:13 GMT9
06 Oct 2020 04:10:13 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: On October 6, Japanese Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide received a courtesy call from the Australian Foreign Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, and Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States , who are visiting Japan to attend the Japan-Australia-India-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Japan’s foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi attended the meeting.

After welcoming the visit by foreign ministers from the three countries, Prime Minister Suga stated that various challenges faced by the international society after the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 make it all the more necessary to further deepen ties with many more countries which share the vision of “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” and build up concrete cooperation with them.
 
Foreign ministers from the three countries congratulated Prime Minister Suga on his appointment and agreed to the importance of reinforcing a rules-based, free and open international order through cooperation among Japan, Australia, India and the United States as partners sharing fundamental values. They confirmed further collaboration among the four nations for the peace and stability in the region, according to a statement by the Japanese government.

The meeting lasted about 20 minutes according to the statement.

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