Quad Meeting | Joe Biden’s tour of Australia canceled, Quad leaders’ conference in Sydney also canceled

PHOTO- ANI Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday said that next week’s Quad leaders meeting in Sydney will be postponed after US President John Biden canceled his visit to Australia. meeting) will not happen now. Instead, the leaders of Australia, the US, India and Japan will meet at the G-7 summit in Japan this weekend. US President Biden announced on Tuesday that he was canceling his visit to Australia, Papua New Guinea. He is due to discuss the issue with the opposition Republican Party in a bid to prevent US debt default for the first time in history and has decided to cancel his trip to Australia, citing uncertainty and serious wide-ranging talks. Biden made this important announcement at the ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’ ceremony at the White House. Biden informed Albanese of his decision over the phone. Biden has invited the Australian Prime Minister to pay a state visit to the country at a mutually convenient time. Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 22. “I’m cutting down on my travel time,” Biden told guests at the White House event. I am canceling my visits to Australia and Papua New Guinea during this trip for conclusive talks with Congress leaders.” Quad meeting in Sydney not to go ahead after Joe Biden cancels Australia visit Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/tKY6IQrcVB#AustralianPM #AnthonyAlbanese #USPresident #JoeBiden #Japan #PMModi #Quad #Australia pic.twitter.com/iRyeG3hNgm — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 17, 2023 ABC News reports, Albanese said that there is every possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sydney next week. President Joe Biden has had to cut short his travel period due to domestic politics. Biden is working on a deal with the Republican Party later this month to prevent the US from defaulting on its debt payments. The Prime Minister of Australia said, “All four leaders – President Joe Biden (US), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (Japan), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (India) and I will be at the G-7 meeting in Hiroshima on Saturday and Sunday. We are trying to meet during that time and I am also going to have bilateral discussions with President Biden. Albanese said it was possible that Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida could visit Sydney next week, but officials from the three countries were still trying to confirm their plans. He said, “We are in talks with the Quad leaders. We will make further announcements regarding this. But PM Modi is definitely going to be our guest of honor next week. (agency)

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