Malcolm Turnbull will meet with Donald Trump next week for the first time.
The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull will meet with US President Donald Trump next week in the first face-to-face encounter between the pair.
The meeting will be part of the 75th anniversary commemorations for the Battle of the Coral Sea and will take place on board the USS Intrepid, a World War II aircraft carrier, which is now a floating museum based on the Hudson River.
"The President looks forward to meeting the Prime Minister and showcasing the enduring bonds, deep friendship and close alliance the US has with Australia," said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Mr Turnbull believes that this meeting with Mr Trump will be an opportunity to reaffirm Australia's alliance with the United States’ engagement with the Asia-Pacific. Mr Turnbull will also seek to discuss the serious threat of North Korea.
"Australia and the United States share the values of democracy, the rule of law and a commitment to peace, prosperity and security," Mr Turnbull said in a statement.
The meeting with Mr Trump comes just days before the Federal Government is to hand down its May 9 budget.
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