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Japan- Australia-India- U.S. Consultations

June 7, 2018

1. On June 7, the Japan-U.S.-Australia-India Consultations was held in Singapore. The four countries reaffirmed shared support for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region where all countries respect sovereignty and international law, freedom of navigation and overflight, and sustainable development.

2. The four countries confirmed a common commitment to uphold and strengthen the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific, with shared democratic values in mind. The four countries discussed ways to achieve shared goals, including in development and connectivity; good governance; regional security, including counterterrorism and nonproliferation; and maritime cooperation.

3. The four countries strongly supported ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific region, and reaffirmed that ASEAN-led mechanisms, such as East Asia Summit (EAS) and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), play an indispensable role in the region. The four countries also noted that they each have an important role to play in safeguarding and strengthening the open, transparent, inclusive and rules-based regional order in the Indo-Pacific region.

4. The four countries agreed to partner with countries and institutions in the region to promote the shared vision of rendering the Indo-Pacific region peaceful and prosperous and to hold Consultations on a regular basis.

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