“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP
“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP

US seeks formal alliance similar to Nato with India, Japan and Australia, State Department official says

  • Washington’s goal is to get countries in the Indo-Pacific region to work together as a bulwark against ‘a potential challenge from China’, says the US official
  • He says the four nations are expected to meet in Delhi sometime this autumn

Topic |   US-China relations
“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP
“The Indo-Pacific region is actually lacking in strong multilateral structures,” said US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. Photo: AFP
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