US lukewarm to new 'quad' in Indo-Pacific

THE United States (US) is not keen on forming another four-member country alliance or “new quad” partnership in the Indo-Pacific involving the US, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Kritenbrink made the remark when asked whether Washington is looking to establish a new Quad in East Asia based on its treaties with Tokyo, Seoul, and Manila.

“I guess regarding what you called, a new Quad, I would say, ‘no.’ We’re not looking to establish a new quad,” Kritenbrink said in an online press briefing Wednesday (Manila time).”We’re not looking to establish any new formal mechanisms […]

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