Press release

Prime Minister speaks to new Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott

David Cameron congratulates newly-elected Australian Prime Minister

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister offered his warmest congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Abbott and spoke of the very strong links between the two countries.

Prime Minister-elect Abbott agreed and stressed his full support for the United Kingdom, saying that he very much looked forward the closest possible cooperation during his time in office.

The call lasted a few minutes and both leaders agreed to talk in more detail about policy issues once the initial excitement of winning the election had subsided.

Published 7 September 2013