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Quad should work with ASEAN, Europe, Middle East and Africa: Motegi

Japanese foreign minister seeks like-minded partners for free and open Indo-Pacific

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks in a video message to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Mar. 3.

NEW YORK -- Japan wants to build an effective network of like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific region to build a free and open international order based on the rule of law, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday.

Speaking virtually to the Washington-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, Motegi said that the U.S.-Japan alliance will be the core of such a network. 

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