COVID-19: Biden Meets World Leaders In Quest For More Covid-19 Vaccine

President Biden and leaders of Japan, India and Australia agreed in a virtual meeting Friday to collaborate on ways to sharply ramp up global coronavirus vaccine production as part of a broader effort to work together to confront China.

Mr. Biden met with leaders of the so-called Quad group in a virtual meeting Friday, his first such summit as president, to discuss producing more vaccines for people in the Indo-Pacific region.

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The group also agreed to cooperate on climate change, counterterrorism and protection of technology, and to reinforce common values and international law in addressing issues ranging from security in the South China Sea to cyberspace.
The four countries constitute the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, an alliance for mutual concerns about China, which was a subtext of Friday’s meeting but wasn’t the dominant focus of the discussion, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said after the virtual summit.

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