par Louis Jackson and Kirsty Needham
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced on Wednesday that the Quadripartite (Quad) security dialogue meeting, which was scheduled to take place next week in Sydney, will not take place, after the US President announced. The president postponed his trip to Australia.
Joe Biden has canceled his trips to Australia and Papua New Guinea over talks to raise the US debt ceiling.
Anthony Albanese indicated that the leaders of the Quartet – which includes the United States, Japan, Australia and India – will meet this weekend in Japan, on the occasion of the G7 summit.
Anthony Albanese announced in a press conference that “the Quartet summit scheduled to be held in Sydney next week will not take place.”
However, the Australian Prime Minister said that the planned bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could still take place.
India and Australia, which are not part of the G7, have been invited to participate in the summit, which will be held from May 19-21 in Hiroshima, Japan.
(Reporting by Ringo José, Louis Jackson and Kirsty Needham in Sydney; By Alasdair Pal; French version by Camille Raynaud)
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