From: Brittany Shepherd
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 8:49 AM
Cc: Kikukawa, Michael EOP/WHO
Subject: [EXTERNAL] in town pool 2 - quad meeting spray
Pool entered the state dining room at 8:32am. Three tables are set in a horseshoe formation, Biden at the center table flanked by Anthony Blinken and VP Harris. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan are featured on large flat screen televisions to the left of the President, adjacent to flags from their corresponding nations. I’ll post a photo on Twitter.
Attending the Quad meeting in person, in addition to the President and the Vice President:
Tony Blinken, Secretary of State
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor
Jeff Zients, Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response
Kurt Campbell, Indo-Pacific Coordinator, National Security Council
Sumona Guha, Senior Director for South Asia, National Security Council
Pool was escorted out of the dining room at 8:44 am after each leader gave brief opening remarks. No news from any of that. Biden did not respond yet to a shouted question about the situation at the Southern Border.
Will send along quotes from Biden’s remarks ASAP.
White House Correspondent, Yahoo! News
White House Correspondent