The Saturday editions of all national dailies wrote that the United States, Japan, Australia, and India held a foreign ministerial meeting under the Quad framework in New York on Friday. Yomiuri wrote that the four nations reconfirmed their commitment to further deepening cooperation to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific in view of China’s growing hegemonic actions both militarily and economically. The paper wrote that the nations also agreed to oppose any unilateral actions to change the status quo or raise tensions in the region in view of the tense situation surrounding Taiwan. Asahi noted that the joint statement avoided criticizing either Russia or China by name, speculating that this was out of consideration for India.
Asahi and Nikkei wrote that the four nations released a joint statement underscoring the need to “address attempts to unilaterally subvert the international and multilateral system” and promote comprehensive reform of the United Nations, including increasing both permanent and nonpermanent seats on the Security Council.
Yomiuri wrote that the Quad members also issued a joint statement on cybersecurity, saying: “We exercise responsibility to assist each other in the face of malicious cyber activity, including from ransomware, against critical infrastructure.” Sankei added that the four nations signed the guidelines for Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in the Indo-Pacific, which define their cooperation in disaster response in the region.