According to the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, the talks will be the first meeting at the level of the leaders of the “quartet.”
The leaders of the United States, India, Japan, and Australia will hold talks via video link on Friday, March 12. This was announced on Tuesday at a regular briefing by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“On Friday morning, President [US President Joe] Biden will meet in a virtual format with his colleagues in the “quartet “( the format of the Quadripartite Security Dialogue) – with the Prime Minister of Japan [Yoshihide] Suga, Prime Minister of India [Narendra] Modi and with Australian Prime Minister [Scott] Morrison, ”she said.
The Quartet [since its formation] has regularly held meetings at the working level. The level of foreign ministers, [the talks] on Friday will be the first meeting at the level of the leaders of [the four countries],” Psaki added. According to her, the negotiators are expected to discuss “a wide range of issues,” including the pandemic, economic cooperation and the fight against climate change.