Boris Johnson – 2022 Comments on Anthony Albanese Becoming Prime Minister of Australia

The comments made by Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, on 21 May 2022.

Congratulations to Anthony Albanese on your election as Prime Minister of Australia.

Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving likeminded democracies we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place.

As we reap the rewards of our comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, the AUKUS partnership and the unmatched closeness between the British and Australian people, we do so knowing that the only distance between us is geographical.

I look forward to working with Prime Minister Albanese in the weeks, months and years ahead as, together, we tackle shared challenges and demonstrate the importance of our shared values.