Indo-Pacific security, Australian PM: “US and China reopen channels of communication”

At a time when their relations appear to be in a “dangerous downward spiral,” the United States and China must reopen high-level channels of communication and create barriers to prevent the situation from escalating into open conflict. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, in his opening address at the 20th edition of the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual event hosted by Singapore on security in the Indo-Pacific region. “It is not a matter of containment policies, nor of putting obstacles in the way of progress or a country’s potential. These are simple and practical measures to avoid the worst-case scenario,” Albanese explained, adding that the “prerequisite” for all this is “dialogue.”

“If you do not have an outlet for dialogue, you do not have the possibility to pick up the phone and communicate with the other party, to clarify or clarify, there is a greater risk that we will go towards irreversible measures,” stressed the Australian Prime Minister, speaking in front of 600 delegates from more than 40 countries. Also among them are the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and the Chinese Minister of Defense, Li Changfu, who shook hands for the first time today. This is despite the fact that Beijing refused a meeting between the two on the sidelines of the event, perhaps due to the US sanctions that have been weighing on Lee since 2018, who took office last March. According to Albanese, the consequences of escalation “in the Taiwan Strait or elsewhere” would be “devastating for the entire world,” and for this reason, all Indo-Pacific leaders must “do everything they can to support dialogue.”

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