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India, US, Japan and Australia must not target us: China

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Monday said the US, Japan, and should not target Beijing, a day after the four on the sidelines of the Summit in Manila and decided to work for a "free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region".

also said the US-brokered proposal of these countries to ensure free and open "Indo-Pacific ... should avoid politicising or excluding some relevant parties".

"The relevant proposal should be open and inclusive and should be conducive to the win-win cooperation and avoid politicising or excluding some relevant parties," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

"From China's persistent foreign policy, we welcome the development of friendly cooperation between the relevant countries and we hope these kind of relations is not directed against any third party and we hope these kind of relations will be conducive to the regional peace and stability." Geng added.

The region described by and US as "Indo-Pacific" is called "Asia-Pacific" by

The representatives of the four countries for the first time on the sidelines of the Summit on Sunday.

Later, India's External Affairs Ministry said: "The discussions focused on cooperation based on their converging vision and values for promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in an increasingly inter-connected region that they share with each other and with other partners."



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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 14:26 IST