President Biden will travel to California on Monday for a multi-day visit that will include meetings with the leaders of Australia and the United Kingdom in San Diego and a stop at Monterey Park, the site of one of two mass shootings that rocked California in January. . .
Biden will meet with Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak of Britain and Anthony Albanese of Australia on Monday to highlight the security alliance known as AUKUS, which was launched in 2021 to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines in an effort to counter China in the Indo-Pacific. region. The president will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and is expected to reveal details of US efforts to provide Australia with nuclear technology and capabilities.
On Tuesday, Biden will stop at Monterey Park, where a gunman shot and killed 11 people at a dance studio during the Lunar New Year celebration on January 21. Biden is expected to highlight his efforts on gun control, but it is unclear if he will reunite. with the families of the victims or Brandon Tsay, the 26-year-old who disarmed the gunman at a second dance club.
Tsay was invited to Washington for Biden’s State of the Union address last month, during which the president called him a “hero” and called on Congress to enact stronger gun control measures.