Australia’s incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to meet with leaders of the US, Japan and India

Sydney: Australia’s incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he will meet in person with the leaders of the US, Japan and India in Tokyo on Tuesday, 24 hours after he was sworn in.

“It allows us to send a message to the world that there is a change of government,” he told reporters after announcing victory for his centre-left Labor Party in national elections on Saturday.

The 59-year-old leader, who has vowed to speed up Australian action to reduce carbon emissions, said:

There will be some changes in policy, particularly regarding climate change, and our engagement with the world on these issues.

Albanese said he and key members of his team would be sworn in Monday.

The next day, he promised to attend Tokyo summit talks in the loosely organized “Quad” group of Australia, India, Japan and the United States, which is united by concern over China’s growing military and economic influence.

Albanese said he will also hold individual meetings while in Japan with US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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