White House to host Quadripartite Dialogue Leaders Summit for the first time

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

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# 14 September 2021 02:07 (UTC +04:00)

The meeting of the leaders of the countries of the Quadripartite Security Dialogue (Australia, India, the United States and Japan) will take place on September 24 in Washington. It will be in face-to-face format for the first time in history, APA reports citing USA Today.

This year, the first virtual summit of the four leaders took place.

The Quartet leaders will focus on deepening our ties and promoting practical cooperation in areas such as combating COVID-19, countering the climate crisis, partnerships in new technologies and cyberspace, promoting freedom and openness in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, ”said Psaki.

The Quadripartite Security Dialogue was launched in 2007. This mechanism of interaction in the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean zone against the background of Chinese aggression includes Washington, Canberra, New Delhi and Tokyo. The first quadripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Australia, India, the United States and Japan was held in September 2019 in New York.