New Delhi, September 14
US President Joe Biden will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24.
The summit will take place a day before PM Narendra Modi is slated to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York.
“President Biden is looking forward to welcoming to the White House PM Scott Morrison of Australia, PM Narendra Modi of India, and PM Yoshihide Suga of Japan,” said a White House statement.
“The Biden-Harris Administration has made elevating the Quad a priority, as seen through the first-ever Quad Leaders-level engagement in March, which was virtual, and now this Summit, which will be in-person,” it said.
Hosting the leaders of the Quad demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s priority of engaging in the Indo-Pacific, including through new multilateral configurations to meet the challenges of the 21st century, it added.
The Quad Leaders will be focused on deepening our ties and advancing practical cooperation on areas such as combatting Covid, addressing the climate crisis, partnering on emerging technologies and cyberspace, and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific.