The leaders from the group of four countries - the United States, Japan, India and Australia, known as "the Quad," met at the White House on Friday, September 24. This is the first time for them to meet in person, following a virtual summit in March. It is reported by Voice of America.
During the summit, its leaders are expected to make progress on the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, as well as cooperation on infrastructure and new technologies.
Ahead of the meetings, Biden informed his three-nation partners about the progress of the vaccine production increase initiative that had been agreed upon earlier during the Virtual Quad Summit. Everything is going according to plan and an additional billion doses of vaccines will be produced in India, Biden said.
The head of state stressed that the participants in the Quadripartite Dialogue on Security are four democracies that "know how to succeed" and are "ready to accept the challenge."
The Quad leaders are expected to announce several new agreements, including strengthening semiconductor supply chains and tackling poaching. The publication, citing a source, notes that the parties will announce a partnership in the field of 5G technologies and plans to jointly monitor climate change.