Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks next to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they attend a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue in New York on Friday. Photo: AFP
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks next to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they attend a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue in New York on Friday. Photo: AFP

Quad bloc commits to Indo-Pacific disaster response plan on UN sidelines

  • Group China calls ‘Asia’s Nato’ comprising US, India, Japan and Australia reiterates ‘multilateral cooperation’ in support of ‘free and open’ region
  • Alliance’s widening reach in Indo-Pacific could elicit more ‘hostility’ from Beijing and require it to deliver on ensuring stability, analysts say

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks next to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they attend a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue in New York on Friday. Photo: AFP
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks next to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they attend a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue in New York on Friday. Photo: AFP
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