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G-7 in Japan

Quad agrees to bolster submarine cables in 47-minute summit

4 leaders squeeze in meeting between G-7 sessions and dinner on Saturday

U.S. President Joe Biden, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold a Quad meeting on the sidelines of the G-7 summit on May 20.   © Reuters

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- The leaders of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia met on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit Saturday evening after the original Quad summit scheduled for next week in Australia was called off.

While the meeting was limited to 47 minutes, the leaders released a joint statement, vision statement and fact sheet, which included support for quality undersea cable networks in the Indo-Pacific.

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