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A crucial moment for Quad group as leaders meet in person in Washington

(Far left) US President Joe Biden and US secretary of state Antony Blinken attend a virtual Quad meeting with leaders of Japan, Australia and India, on March 12, 2021. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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NEW YORK - The first in-person summit of the four-nation Quad group in Washington on Friday (Sept 24) is being closely watched for outcomes, especially on the back of the new security pact Aukus launched last week.

Two members of the Aukus - Australia and the United States - are also part of the Quad, which is short for Quadrilateral Dialogue. There is thus considerable overlap between Aukus and the Quad, which also includes India and Japan.

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