According to The Australian newspaper, the leaders discussed, in particular, issues related to the joint development of new technologies in the energy sector, the fight against global warming, and methods of responding to cyber threats.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed with US President Joseph Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the expansion of cooperation in key areas. As The Australian newspaper reported on Sunday, the topic of the trilateral talks was consolidation against the backdrop of growing instability in the Indo-Pacific region.
According to the newspaper, the leaders of the three countries discussed cooperation in key strategic, defense, infrastructure areas, as well as some issues related to the joint development of new technologies in the energy sector, the fight against global warming, and methods of responding to cyber threats. “We had a good opportunity to discuss the situation in the Indo-Pacific region extensively <…> and see how we can interact in the future since today the situation requires deepening cooperation between our countries,” the Australian prime minister said in a statement.
Morrison stressed that the union of “Australia, the US, and the UK has never been so strong” as it is today. “[The talks were a meeting of great friends and allies who share views on the world, based on a long history of friendship and partnership, ” he said, noting that in general,” the G7 summit was a great opportunity for liberal democracies and developed economies to coordinate their views on the problems of the modern world.” “We [all] stand for a stable, peaceful, and open Indo-Pacific space and free trade in the region. This is in our common interests,” the Australian leader stressed. It is also reported that on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, the Australian Prime Minister held meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topics of his speeches during the meetings with the leaders of the “seven” countries were the development of the health system and the world’s readiness for pandemics in the future.