The Quad summit that was scheduled to take place in Sydney, Australia
on May 24, 2023 has been cancelled after US President Joe Biden called off his trip to Australia.
Biden cited the need to stay in Washington, D.C. to address the ongoing debt ceiling crisis as the reason for his cancellation.
The Quad summit is a forum for cooperation between the United States, Australia, India, and Japan.
The summit was originally scheduled to focus on the ongoing war in Ukraine and its implications for the Indo-Pacific region.
However, with Biden's cancellation, it is unclear whether the summit will still take place or if it will be rescheduled.
The cancellation of the Quad summit is a setback for the Biden administration's efforts to strengthen ties with its allies in the Indo-Pacific region.
The cancellation of the Quad summit is also a reminder of the challenges facing the Biden administration.
The debt ceiling crisis is a major distraction for the administration and it is unclear how long it will take to resolve.
The cancellation of the Quad summit is a sign that the administration is struggling to manage its priorities.