President Trump welcomes Australian Prime Minister to the White House

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is making an extensive visit to the United States, beginning with meetings in D.C. and a state dinner at the White House this evening.

More about Mr. Morrison’s schedule, from the THE GUARDIAN:

The US president Donald Trump will join Scott Morrison in Ohio next week for a tour of a new Australian-owned paper recycling mill in Ohio after a state dinner in Washington DC later this week.

The facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio is owned by Anthony Pratt, the billionaire box maker.

The Australian prime minister will visit the Nasa headquarters and to seek greater cooperation on space and other technologies. He will also travel to Chicago to meet tech entrepreneurs.

Guardian Australia revealed last week Morrison will not attend the United Nations climate action summit on 23 September because the Coalition has no new climate change initiatives to announce.

Australia will be represented at the event by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, and the Australian ambassador for the environment, Patrick Suckling.

Morrison will go to New York later next week and will address the 74th regular session of the general assembly at the UN, with that address to “advance Australia’s interests in the protection of the oceans and preventing terrorist use of the internet”, the prime minister said in a statement.

“There is no deeper friendship than that which exists between Australia and the United States,” Morrison said. “We see the world through the same eyes, with shared values and a deep commitment to promoting peace, liberty and prosperity.

“This visit will be a valuable opportunity to further strengthen our security and economic partnership.”

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