Final arrangements are being made for leaders of the United States, Australia, Japan and India to meet in person in Washington on Sept. 24, Kyodo News reported Thursday, citing unnamed U.S. and Japanese sources.
The four countries held their first virtual meeting in March and pledged to work closely together on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, climate issues and security as part of an effort to counter China’s growing influence.
Japanese media have reported that outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would attend the meeting and also speak with US President Joe Biden. Japan’s top government spokesman said earlier on Thursday that no final decision has been made.
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