for Chinese warshipsAustraliaAustralian Prime Minister Albanese said the incident damaged Australia-China relations when an Australian Navy diver was injured during an interaction between the warships.
Albanese said in an interview with Australia’s Sky News on Monday that the Chinese military’s actions were “unsafe and unprofessional” and that “the consequences of these incidents have really damaged relations between the two countries,” according to Reuters and Bloomberg reports. Has caused harm.”
Australian Defense Minister Mars said on the 18th that on the 14th of this month, an Australian warship passed through Japan’s exclusive economic zone. While enforcing UN sanctions on North Korea, the Chinese warship slowly approached and flapped its active sonar, causing damage to the Australian diver. Get a little injured.
“This is unsafe and unprofessional behavior. Australia expects all countries, including China, to operate their militaries in a professional and safe manner,” Mars said.
Albanese said the Australian government had made clear its strong opposition to China and said “such an incident should not happen.”
Albanese attended the APEC meeting in San Francisco last week, where he met Chinese President Xi JinpingXi JinpingMeet. He said the meeting between the two sides “was positive.”
This is Albanese’s second meeting with Xi Jinping this month. He visited earlier this monthBeijingThis is the first visit by an Australian leader to China in nearly seven years. He held talks with Xi Jinping and Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang respectively and said his visit to China would help stabilize relations between the two countries.