Australian prime minister to visit the White House

By on February 1, 2018


FILE: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Photo: Malcolm Turnbull/Facebook)
FILE: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Photo: Malcolm Turnbull/Facebook)

WASHINGTON — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be visiting the White House later this month.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Turnbull will be meeting with President Donald Trump on Feb. 23.

The two are expected to discuss a range of issues, including fighting terrorism, economic growth and expanding security and defenceco-operation.

Sanders says the leaders “will celebrate 100 years of mateship through war, peace and prosperity, charting the course for the coming century of partnership.”

Trump and Turnbull got off to a tumultuous start shortly after Trump took office, sparring over refugees.

In their first phone call, Trump reportedly ranted about an agreement struck with the Obama administration that would allow a group of mostly Muslim refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the United States.