Malcolm Turnbull will meet with US President Donald Trump next month to talk economic growth.Malcolm Turnbull will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and address a conference of American governors when he visits the United States later this month.
The prime minister will sit down with Mr Trump on February 23 to talk terrorism, economic growth and expanding security and defence co-operation in the Indo-Pacific region.
“The United States is ‘s most important ally,” Mr Turnbull said in a statement.
“And there is more we can do to strengthen our partnership and drive economic growth and prosperity across the region.”
It’s expected Mr Turnbull will also raise the issue of the US taking part in the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership, after Mr Trump signalled he could re-engage in the trade pact if it was in his nation’s interests.
“President Trump looks forward to further enhancing our partnership and alliance, and demonstrating our shared commitment to the democratic values that underpin peace and prosperity around the world,” Mr Trump’s press secretary said in a statement.
The prime minister will also deliver a keynote speech to the National Governors Association, which is partnering with the n embassy in Washington.
“This is consistent with our objective of deepening engagement with the US at all levels of government,” Mr Turnbull said.
The White House also flagged a celebration of “100 years of mateship through war, peace, and prosperity, charting the course for the coming century of partnership”.
Confirmation of the visit came 12 months after details of a robust phone call between the two leaders was leaked to US media.
The Washington Post reported at the time Mr Trump claimed the refugee resettlement deal struck with Barack Obama was “the worst deal ever”.
However, the US president later honoured the agreement.
The leaders held a face-to-face meeting in New York in May, at which Mr Trump declared he and Mr Turnbull “get along great”.