WASHINGTON – The American president Joe Biden will host the first summit of the “Quad” leaders at the White House on 24 September, with the Australian premier Scott Morrison, Indian Narendra Modi and Japanese Yoshihide Suga. The summit will be in person, the US presidency announced.
“Hosting the leaders of the Quad demonstrates the Biden-Harris administration’s priority to engage in the Indo-Pacific area also through new multilateral configurations to face the challenges of the 21st century, addressing the climate crisis, collaborating on emerging technologies and cyber space and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific area, “a White House note reads.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki then says that the summit will also be an opportunity to deepen cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is an informal strategic alliance put together to contain China.