The following is the gist of agreements reached during Friday's meeting between the leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia and India, a group of countries collectively called the Quad.

(From L) Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi,  U.S. President Joe Biden and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison pose for a photo on Sept. 24, 2021, at the White House in Washington. (Photo courtesy of the Japanese Cabinet Public Relations Office)(Kyodo)

The Quad:

-- recommits to promoting a free, open, rules-based order.

-- agrees to hold a meeting of its leaders annually.

-- affirms coronavirus vaccine manufacturing efforts are on track.

-- will meet challenges to rules-based order in the East, South China seas.

-- will begin cooperation in space, including sharing satellite data.

-- will bolster supply chain security for semiconductors.

-- calls North Korea to engage in dialogue for denuclearization.

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