US president attends G7 and Quad summits in May

G7 heads of state (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US) will discuss ‘unwavering support for Ukraine’, the ‘food and climate crisis’, how to “ensure inclusive and resilient economic growth”. and efforts toward a “clean energy transition,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement on Tuesday.

At the end of the summit, Biden is going to Sydney, where the third summit of the Quad, a defense alliance that brings together the United States, Australia, Japan and India, will be held on May 24, a-t he stated, according to the same note.

The leaders of the four countries will discuss how to deepen cooperation in new cutting-edge technologies, infrastructure, global health, climate change and “other critical topics” for the Asia-Pacific region, said said Jean-Pierre.

However, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed the meeting this morning and said Quad is “committed to supporting an open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific, respecting sovereignty and ensuring security and growth for all”.

Alliance leaders will discuss cooperation with other partners and regional organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Pacific Islands Forum, Canberra said in a statement.

Additionally, they will address regional health security, advancing critical and emerging technologies, enhancing connectivity, enhancing clean energy innovation, and promoting supply chain resilience.

The Quad was formed in 2007 to strengthen economic and security relations between the four democracies, as a brake on China’s rise. A decade later, it was restarted under President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and elevated to a regular meeting of leaders during Biden’s tenure.

The summit will bring Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi together, at a time when the United States is pressuring India to adhere to international economic sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

On Sunday, agriculture ministers from the G7 countries condemned Russia’s use of food “as a destabilizing means and a tool of geopolitical coercion” during the invasion of Ukraine, which they promised to stop. ‘aid.

The group stressed its support for initiatives by the EU, Ukraine and Turkey to open grain export routes from the war-torn territory, one of the world’s largest producers.

The G7 also pledged to “support those most affected by Russia’s militarization of food”, through measures to ensure access to food and fertilizer, and to support the reconstruction and recovery of the country. ‘Ukraine.

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By Impala News / Lusa

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