Tuesday 27 September 2022 08:05 AM Kamala Harris meets Anthony Albanese ahead of Shinzo Abe funeral in Tokyo trends now
The leaders met in Tokyo ahead of the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July.
Mr Albanese thanked the US for its support in the Indo-Pacific while the US Vice-President pledged to work towards the 'combined goal of peace and security' in the region.
However, in a potentially tricky moment, Ms Harris also said Mr Albanese's climate goals were 'ambitious' before insisting that his commitment to more aggressive climate action was a 'foot forward'.
She lauded Australia's new emissions reduction target, saying Mr Albanese 'received admiration' for his climate goals.
The leaders met in Tokyo ahead of the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July
Mr Albanese thanked the US for its interest in the region before adding: 'We live in uncertain times, there is strategic competition. It is something we are very conscious of in the Pacific'
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