A monitor displaying the March 12 virtual Quad meeting of, clockwise from top left, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. A follow-up meeting Thursday by senior officials of the four nations strengthened the alliance. Photo: AFP
A monitor displaying the March 12 virtual Quad meeting of, clockwise from top left, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. A follow-up meeting Thursday by senior officials of the four nations strengthened the alliance. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

New Quad talks strengthen ties among US, Japan, India and Australia

  • Alliance is a keystone of US President Joe Biden’s policy to counter China in economic and geopolitical competition
  • Meeting builds on Biden’s videoconference with the Japanese, Indian and Australian prime ministers

A monitor displaying the March 12 virtual Quad meeting of, clockwise from top left, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. A follow-up meeting Thursday by senior officials of the four nations strengthened the alliance. Photo: AFP
A monitor displaying the March 12 virtual Quad meeting of, clockwise from top left, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. A follow-up meeting Thursday by senior officials of the four nations strengthened the alliance. Photo: AFP
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