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Biden and leaders of Australia, India, Japan to meet in person

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WASHINGTON—president Joe Biden is set to host the leaders of Australia, india and Japan for a four-way meeting later this month to strategize about Covid-19, climate change and other issues.

Spokespers­on Jen Psaki announced Monday that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister yoshihide Suga will travel to Washington to meet with Biden at the White House on September 24.

Biden had hosted a virtual meeting of the group, referred to as the “Quad,” in March.

Psaki said the meeting shows the administra­tion’s commitment to the indo-pacific region as the us aims to counter a rising China. As part of that commitment, vice President Kamala Harris recently visited Singapore and vietnam.

The meeting agenda will include discussion of Covid-19, climate change, partnering on emerging technologi­es and cyberspace, and promotion of a free and open indo-pacific, she said.

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