From left: Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol get ready for a group photograph ahead of a Indo-Pacific Partners meeting during the Nato Summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29. Photo: AFP
From left: Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol get ready for a group photograph ahead of a Indo-Pacific Partners meeting during the Nato Summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29. Photo: AFP
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Asia-Pacific leaders at Nato summit a sign of strategic shift amid Russia, China threats: analysts

  • Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea are not Nato members but are global partners of the military alliance
  • Experts say their attendance suggests the US-China rivalry has turned into one between the West and China, and can be seen as a ‘new multilateral framework for security in the Indo-Pacific’

From left: Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol get ready for a group photograph ahead of a Indo-Pacific Partners meeting during the Nato Summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29. Photo: AFP
From left: Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol get ready for a group photograph ahead of a Indo-Pacific Partners meeting during the Nato Summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29. Photo: AFP
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