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Indo-Pacific

First Quad summit mirrors Biden's pivot to Indo-Pacific

Group of democracies converge as China expands defense budget by 6.8%

The leaders of Australia, the U.S., Japan and India will meet online as early as next week for the first summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. (Nikkei montage/photos by Reuters)

WASHINGTON/TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet online as early as next week for the first summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, signaling their continued commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

The dialogue is the highest-level meeting ever of the Quad, a group of democracies that seeks to form a united front in the Indo-Pacific to push back against the growing influence of China.

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