New York, 22 September 2021 (TDI): The United States President Joe Biden held a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday. The meeting took place in New York on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Week 2021.
President Biden expressed pleasure over his first bilateral meeting with the Australian Prime Minister. He stated that Australia and the United States stood together for over 70 years, and both nations have committed to tackling the shared challenges together. During the meeting, Biden and Morrison also discussed the role played by European allies in the Indo-Pacific, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU), besides the necessary steps required to deepen such cooperation.
According to a statement issued by the White House, the officials affirmed their commitment towards a free and open Indo-Pacifica based on mutual interests and shared values. During the sitting, Biden and Morrison also acknowledged the importance of working with allies across the world through robust partnerships, new configurations, and collectively combating threats to the international rules-based order.