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Biden discusses China, Myanmar coup on call with Australian PM


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Australia’s prime minister said he invited President Joe Biden to visit in September during a discussion on a call to how they can work together to address global and regional challenges, including dealing with China.

"He sees the Australia-US relationship as providing the anchor for peace and security in our region,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a meeting. File photo

"And that is true. We share that view. In terms of our relations between Australia and the United States, there’s nothing to fix there, only things to build on.”

The White House later said Biden described Australia as an anchor of stability in the "Indo-Pacific and the world.”


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They also talked about beating the COVID-19 pandemic, combating climate change and working together to hold those responsible for the coup in Myanmar, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Morrison said Biden reacted positively to the invitation.

"He told me he needs no special reason to come to Australia, he loves the place,” Morrison said. "But they (Biden and first lady Jill Biden) would very much like to be in Australia at some point, and we’ll see how that progresses.”

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