I welcome the fact that despite all the terrible things we’ve seen happen [in the US], there has been that positive engagement between them and those who are coming in after them. There is a handover. One of the things that will be handed over from the current administration to the new one this week is the stewardship of that very important relationship between Australia and the United States.
As prime minister, I have the privilege to steward that from Australia’s perspective and the incoming president, President-elect Joe Biden, will join me in that stewardship. It’s incredibly important for our region, it’s incredibly important for Australia’s interests. And I say it’s very important for the United States’ interests as well.