British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Anthony Albanese on his election as Prime Minister of Australia.
“Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving, like-minded democracies, we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,” Johnson said in a statement. communicated.
“As we reap the benefits of our comprehensive free trade agreement, the AUKUS partnership and the unrivaled closeness between the British and Australian people, we do so knowing that the only distance between us is geography.”
Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison moved quickly to concede after polling day on Saturday despite millions of votes still to be counted as an Australian prime minister is due to attend a summit in Tokyo on Tuesday with US, Japanese and Indian leaders.
“I look forward to working with Prime Minister Albanese in the weeks, months and years to come as, together, we address common challenges and demonstrate the importance of our shared values,” Johnson said.
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted: “Congratulations @AlboMP on your election as Prime Minister of Australia.
“As freedom-loving democracies, we will continue to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific, boosting our trade and deepening our security ties through AUKUS.”
Australian Associated Press