A ‘mature’ Australia will stand up for democracy in the Indo-Pacific and the world: Albanian

Madrid: Anthony Albanese will tell a critical NATO summit that under his leadership, a “mature” Australia will stand up to threats to democracy in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, as Western nations prepare to further isolate Russia from the global stage.

Australian Prime Minister, invited to the critical two-day meeting of the North Atlantic alliance as part of the “Asia Pacific Four”, will tell world leaders his government is determined to support world peace and security, but a different style than the previous government.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese addresses the media in Madrid, where he attends the NATO summit.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

Leaders of the richest democracies have taken a united stance to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” as the Russian invasion progresses, pledging to support Kiev with military equipment and aid, while taking far-reaching steps to boost the Kremlin’s revenues. from the oil. sales that finance the war.

Members of the Group of Seven flew from Germany to Spain on Tuesday to join their counterparts at an alliance summit in Madrid, pledging to impose “serious and immediate economic costs” on Russia, while sounding a warning that there is concern about increasingly close ties with Moscow.

Beijing will be labeled “a challenge to our interests, our security and our values” when NATO’s 30 leaders agree on the alliance’s “strategic concept” until 2032.

Albanian counterparts, including US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will tell that Australia has a common goal with NATO, which is to support “democracy, peace and security and upholding the rule of law, whether in these region or Ours”.

“By supporting peace and sovereignty in Europe, we underline our rock-solid commitment to these standards in our own region, the Indo-Pacific,” he said in a draft of his speech circulated to AEST ahead of his Wednesday afternoon address.

“We recognize that there is strategic competition in our region, and Australia is not afraid to work with all countries in our region to champion an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Under my government it will be through Australia’s actions that you will see our determination. We will tackle this issue in a mature way, with determination and determination.”

Albanian held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea on Tuesday, when he traveled to Europe for the first time since taking office six weeks ago. He has emphasized his government’s commitment to more ambitious climate targets as he sought to kick-start trade talks with the EU.

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