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Pompeo aims to 'institutionalize' Quad ties to counter China

Secretary of state says US seeks 'to bring peace, not conflict' to Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with Nikkei Asia in Tokyo on Oct. 6. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to formalize and potentially broaden the quadrilateral security dialogue, or Quad, with Japan, India and Australia, he told Nikkei Asia in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

"Once we've institutionalized what we're doing -- the four of us together -- we can begin to build out a true security framework," Pompeo said while visiting Tokyo for the informal grouping's foreign ministers meeting later the same day. He called this network a "fabric" that could "counter the challenge that the Chinese Communist Party presents to all of us."

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