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Biden Jokes With Newly Elected Albanese About Falling Asleep

  • Australian PM in Tokyo for summit a day after being sworn in
  • Leaders held bilateral talks, touted strength of alliance
Anthony Albanese, left, and Joe Biden attend the Japan-U.S.-Australia-India Fellowship founding celebration event in Tokyo on May 24.
Anthony Albanese, left, and Joe Biden attend the Japan-U.S.-Australia-India Fellowship founding celebration event in Tokyo on May 24.Photographer: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday welcomed Anthony Albanese to a regional leaders summit in Tokyo, joking that he’d understand if the newly elected Australian prime minister dozed off during the session.