Countries & Regions
September 26, 2019
On September 26, commencing at 8:30a.m. (9:30 p.m. JST) for approximately 60 minutes, Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly session, held a Japan-Australia-India-U.S. Ministerial with Mr. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America, Senator The Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Australia and H.E. Dr S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- The four countries discussed collective efforts to advance a free, open, prosperous, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
- The four countries reaffirmed their shared commitment to close cooperation on maritime security, quality infrastructure, and connectivity in support of preserving and promoting a rules-based order in the region.
- The four countries discussed cooperative initiatives including counter-terrorism, cyber security, and regional disaster response as significant areas for ongoing engagement.
- The four countries reaffirmed their strong support for ASEAN centrality and the ASEAN-led regional architecture.
- The four countries pledged to continue Indo-Pacific coordination and look forward to a senior officials meeting on the sidelines of the November 2019 East Asia Summit in Bangkok.