The US president is going to host India, Australia, and Japan leaders on September 24th for an in-person meeting and it would be the first-ever gathering of the White House, and this was said by the president’s office on Monday. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that:
The Quad Leaders will be focused on deepening our ties and advancing practical cooperation on areas such as combatting COVID-19, addressing the climate crisis, partnering on emerging technologies and cyberspace, and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific.24newshd
This meeting might be the counter for China’s growing influence that was held in March and talks online. The in-person discussion with four countries’ ministers was also held online in Marc talks.
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The meeting of the White House is likely to be the final international summit for Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, as he has decided not to take part in re-elections. Minister Yoshihide Suga will be replaced as the head of the Liberal Democratic Party on September 29.
The prime minister of India Narendra Modi and the prime minister of Australia Scot Morrison will also attend the meeting of the white house that will be held on September 24.
It is expected that the talks between the four countries’ leaders will likely be touching the current situation of Afghanistan after the Kabul fall. The Taliban took power in Afghanistan and they started to contact other countries to accept their rule. They would likely to be present a united front for between allies’ forces before the G20 meeting in Rome said by Japanese media.
This meeting is set to counterbalance the influence of China in the Asia Pacific region. China is growing in all aspects in the Asia Pacific region and they are expanding their economic and military reach.