World leaders congratulated Anthony Albanese on his election victory in Australia, the website of the Australian TV channel announced today.

"Congratulations on being elected Prime Minister of Australia," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter.

He added that he expected co-operation with the new government to reach a free trade agreement and the AUKUS partnership (between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States), as well as "bringing the British and Australian people closer together".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described Canada and Australia as "close friends" and said he and Albanese expected to push "progressive ideas" on climate change.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she spoke by phone with the Australian Labor MP and said Australia was her country's most important partner and ally.

The Labor Party wins the election in Australia

But outgoing French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian took the opportunity to say he felt "very good" at the news that former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had been defeated in the election.

During Morrison's term, Canberra refused a deal with Paris to buy nuclear-powered submarines and turned to AUKUS instead.

At a handover ceremony for Catherine Colonna, France's next-first diplomat, Le Drian expressed hope that Australia and France would resume their "frank and constructive dialogue".

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