The prime minister is on his way to Europe tonight to join world leaders at the NATO summit.


The growing alliance between China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin has many world leaders worried. This is troubled times. And it's this challenge that's granted Australia and other Asia Pacific leaders a seat at the 

NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. We will be presenting Australia's view of international security issues. In what will be a flying three -day visit to Europe, Anthony Albanese will discuss Australia's 

efforts to advance peace in our region, including the Orcus submarine deal aimed at deterring China's growing influence. Mr Albanese is also expected to announce more support for Ukraine when he once again meets 

with President Volodymyr Zelensky. We have Bushmasters, we have Hawkeyes, we have Abrams, we have F -18s, all of which we could really share with Ukraine. But before NATO, the Prime Minister will make a brief stop in Germany tomorrow to meet with 

Chancellor Olaf Scholz. There he hopes to progress stalled trade talks with the European Union. Trade Minister Don Farrell is also making a dash to Brussels tonight, with Europe refusing 

to budge on market access for Australian beef, dairy and sugar. Engaging to make sure that we get a free trade agreement on good terms is really very high on the priority for Australia. 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will discuss that trade deal with other European leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the NATO summit. There will also be a quick catch up with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister 

Rishi Sunak, strengthening ties during troubling times. Jennifer Beshuati, 7 News. 


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