MAY 24, 2022 • WHITE HOUSE
Today, President Biden met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Tokyo. President Biden congratulated Prime Minister Albanese on his election and expressed gratitude for his decision to travel to Japan for the Quad Summit on his first day in office. President Biden reaffirmed his steadfast support for the US-Australia alliance and commitment to strengthening it further. He commended Australia’s strong support for Ukraine since Russia’s invasion, and the leaders agreed on the importance of continued solidarity, including to ensure that no such event is ever repeated in the Indo-Pacific. The leaders praised the swift progress the United States and Australia are making, together with the UK, under the AUKUS partnership. They agreed to work closely together to implement the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and to collaborate in addressing the existential threat posed by climate change.