Kan: On the other hand, the issue of how to face China while the four countries are united will be addressed on October 7 at 5:39 a.m.
At the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on June 6, four countries, including Japan and the United States, confirmed their policy of uniting toward the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific with China strengthening its maritime expansion. On the other hand, Prime Minister Naoto Kan wants to stabilize relations with China in order to restore the economy, and the future issue will be how to face China based on the results of this meeting.
The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India met in Tokyo on June 6 to confirm the unity of the four countries and to regularize the meeting with China in mind for the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific based on the rule of law.
The foreign ministers of the four countries evaluated the efforts of the ASEAN-Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Europe, which have initiatives and diplomatic guidelines on the Indo-Pacific Region, and confirmed their policy of expanding free and open cooperation to the Indo-Pacific to more countries.
Meanwhile, at the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo expressed a series of concerns about China’s moves to expand into the new coronavirus and the oceans, including a strong tone of “protecting people from the exploitation and corruption of the Communist Party of China,” and Officials in the Japanese government pointed out that “China will surely rebound.”
Prime Minister Naoto Kan will use the Japan-U.S. alliance as the basis for diplomacy and strengthen cooperation with countries that share universal values, while also wanting to stabilize relations with China in order to restore the economy, and how to face China will be a challenge in the future, based on the results of this meeting.