PM Transcripts

Transcripts from the Prime Ministers of Australia

Transcript 16817

Nomination of new United States ambassador to Australia

Photo of Rudd, Kevin

Rudd, Kevin

Period of Service: 03/12/2007 to 24/06/2010

More information about Rudd, Kevin on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 12/09/2009

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 16817

The Government warmly welcomes President Obama's decision to nominate Mr Jeff Bleich for the position of United States Ambassador to Australia. Mr Bleich's nomination is subject to the normal process of consideration and confirmation by the United States Senate.

Mr Bleich has a strong background in law, foreign policy and support for social justice and, if his nomination is confirmed, the Government would look forward to working closely with him.

The relationship with the United States is Australia's most important bilateral relationship. Built around the foundation of the Alliance, the relationship is deep, warm and mutually productive. The United States Ambassador to Australia performs a vital role in this key relationship.

Transcript 16817