Visit to United States

Prime Minister

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will travel to the United States from 11-14 March to meet with the President of the United States, Joseph R Biden, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, in San Diego.

The Prime Minister’s discussions with both leaders will focus on AUKUS, the importance of ensuring an open, prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific, and of upholding an international order based on respect for international norms and rules, particularly amidst the global challenges posed by Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine.

They will also continue discussions on strong climate change action and its link to global economic growth and job creation, as well as challenges to the global economy, including inflation and energy prices.

This is the first official visit by Prime Minister Albanese to the United States. This year President Biden will also visit Australia for the Quad Leaders’ Summit.

Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:

“Australia has long understood that partnerships and alliances are key to our security – that’s why I’m visiting the United States for this important announcement.”

“Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have a shared interest in preserving peace and upholding the rules and institutions that secure our region and the world.”

“This will be the fifth occasion that I have met with President Biden. This visit comes ahead of the President’s visit to Australia later this year for the Quad Leaders’ Summit. Our discussions in San Diego will focus on AUKUS cooperation and action to address climate change.”

“This will be the second occasion that I have met with Prime Minister Sunak to discuss progress under AUKUS, the implementation of our free trade agreement and our continued support for Ukraine. I look forward to visiting the United Kingdom in May for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.”

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