Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) met with Ambassador Kevin Rudd of Australia. They discussed a range of topics impacting the bilateral Australia-U.S. relationship.

Sen. Budd said in a statement:

“I’d like to thank Ambassador Rudd for the opportunity to meet and discuss how we can strengthen our relationship. Australia is a strategic ally and partner in defense, trade, and intelligence sharing. America’s priority must remain one of close cooperation across these efforts to deter Chinese aggression, so that the future of our two countries is one of peace and prosperity.”