Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of Australia
The Vice President met with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of Australia today at the White House. The Vice President and the Foreign Minister discussed a range of regional and global issues. The Vice President thanked the Foreign Minister for Australia’s significant contributions to counter the threat posed by ISIL and help Iraq strengthen its security forces. The Vice President and the Foreign Minister agreed on the strategic and economic value of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the importance of continuing to work together to conclude TPP negotiations as quickly as possible.