Scott Morrison backs a free and open Indo-Pacific

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has emphasised the importance of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific as the influence of China remains the elephant in the room at a Quad meeting of Australia, the United States2021-05-03T11:38:46.748Z, Japan and IndiaThe U.S..

Mr Morrison is meeting with US President Joe BidenThe cars. Some us, Japan’s Yoshihide Suga and Indian leader Narendra Modi for the first face-to-face Quad summit at the White House:1622669066889,.

The ABC reports Mr Morrison said the Indo-Pacific should be free from coercion, a reference to concern about China’s increasing assertiveness and influence in the region.

China has been flexing its influence and undergoing a massive military build-up which officials describe as a “deteriorating strategic environment”.

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