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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Labor Party leader Bill Shorten of Australia

Vice President Biden met today with the opposition leader Bill Shorten in Sydney. The two leaders each expressed appreciation for the enduring tradition of strong bipartisan support for the U.S.-Australia alliance in both countries. They also shared perspectives on a range of regional and global issues, including the importance of upholding a rules-based international order and building a global economy that supports a thriving middle class.