Washington, May 14
The US and Australia are looking forward to doing a great deal more through the Quad collaboration, top diplomats from the two countries said here as they discussed China in their talks.
“Our countries are working with India and Japan to advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said at a news conference along with with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
Blinken also said the United States won’t leave Australia alone in the face of economic coercion by China. “That’s what allies do,” Blinken added.
Payne said discussions were held over Australia’s relationship with China. — PTI