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Secretary Blinken Statement on the Australian Federal Election
May 22, 2022

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Prime Minister-Elect Anthony Albanese on his victory in the May 21 Australian federal election.

Australia is a vital ally, partner, and friend of the United States.  For more than seven decades, our alliance has been a force for good in the world, and we look forward to the next 70 years.  Together, the United States and Australia will continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder to advance security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.