The Republican candidate for the 2008 Presidential election, John McCain, visited Parliament House on Monday.
He met with the Foreign Minister before attending question time in the House of Representatives.
Senator McCain is visiting Australia in his role as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed services.
“Thank you for your very strong words of support for the alliance earlier this year,” Bishop told McCain.
“We deeply appreciated it. It was wonderful to hear it from you.”
McCain told Bishop, “We’re certainly in very interesting times.”