Australia is going to host the Quad Leaders’ Summit for the first time in Sydney on May 24. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, on Wednesday, said that the grouping is committed to an open and stable Indo-Pacific that is respectful of sovereignty and ensures security for all.
This will be the third in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit and comes at a time when the members of the grouping are playing a leadership role in the Indo-Pacific through hosting the G20 (India), G7 (Japan), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC (US).
Australian Prime Minister’s Office announced the date for the summit in a statement. The statement said, “In Sydney, Quad Leaders will discuss how the Quad can work alongside partners and regional groupings, foremost ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forum, to strengthen our cooperation and shape the region we all want to live in.”
The statement added, ” The four members of Quad are committed to promoting stability, resilience and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. Australia, India, Japan and the US also share a vision for a region that is “governed by accepted rules and norms, where we all can cooperate, trade and thrive.”
Australian PM Albanese said, “The Quad is committed to supporting an open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific that is respectful of sovereignty and ensures security and growth for all.”
The visit of the leaders of India, Japan, and the US to Sydney will build on the meetings Albanese has already had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and President Joe Biden.