AUKUS on Albanese’s agenda
After PM Anthony Albanese was welcomed to the US with a red carpet and brass band, he got down to business with US President Joe Biden… The PM says he’ll be pushing to keep security in the Indo-Pacific – and the AUKUS program – a priority for the US, saying his visit is about “building an alliance for the future”. “We will certainly be urging the United States to continue what they have done, which is to step up in the region,” Albanese says. While he’s Stateside, Albanese’s also set to meet Biden’s cabinet members and spend time with Vice President Kamala Harris/Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He’ll also attend a state dinner at the White House on Thursday morning our time before he heads home – and reports reckon he’ll be treated to The B-52s as the official entertainment. What a week…
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