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Visit to the United States

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will travel to the United States from 23 to 26 October for an official visit hosted by President Joseph R Biden Jr in Washington DC.

The Australia-United States relationship is unique in scale, scope and significance, reflecting more than 100 years of partnership between our nations. This visit will be an opportunity for the Prime Minister and President to strengthen this important relationship and look ahead to the future.

Prime Minister Albanese and President Biden will build on discussions held in Hiroshima, Japan in May, including advancing ambitious climate action and the transition to clean energy under our historic Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact.

The leaders will look at ways the economic relationship between Australia and the United States can be made fit for the opportunities of the future to the benefit of workers and businesses in both countries. They will also discuss regional stability and security, AUKUS, strengthening cooperation in science and technology and the importance of together shaping an open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

This will be the Prime Minister’s first official visit to Washington DC as Prime Minister.

Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“I am honoured to accept President Biden’s invitation to undertake an official visit to Washington DC.

“Australia and the United States have a longstanding relationship, based on deep friendship and trust and a shared commitment to peace, the rule of law and the values of democracy.

“My visit is an important opportunity to discuss our ambitious climate and clean energy transition, and shared goal of a strong, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.”

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