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'JAI' okay if it promotes peace: China

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Monday reacted cautiously to the meet between India, and the US on the sidelines of the just-concluded summit, saying was okay to such a set-up if it did not disturb peace in the region.

Indian Narendra Modi, Japanese and US had a meeting in Argentina's Buenos Aires, an event which came against the backdrop of China's rising influence.

The three countries are part of the so-called Quad, the fourth member being

Modi, Abe and Trump appealed for an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region where the Chinese presence has steadily grown.

Responding to the meeting between the three leaders, said: "We remain open to normal cooperation among relevant parties.

"We hope such cooperation will promote mutual trust and cooperation in this region and play a constructive role in promoting the development of peace and prosperity in the region," he added.

The first such was an extension of and US bilateral and was dubbed as "JAI" -- an acronym for Japan, and

"The three leaders reaffirmed the importance of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision for global stability, prosperity and pledged to deepen cooperation," had said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:24 IST
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