AUSTRALIA’S PM says he is unaware of if President Donald Trump will stop in Australia.
Key points:Mr Trump is expected to visit the state of Washington on Thursday and FridayTrump is expected on his first foreign trip since assuming officeMr Trump will be welcomed by his Australian counterpart, Malcolm TurnbullThe Australian prime minister said he was hopeful the visit would be a successPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been trying to get a better grasp of what President Donald Trumps policies could mean for Australia.
The President is expected at the WA capital Canberra, with a state visit to the state planned for Friday.
Mr Turnbull was asked if Mr Trump would be welcomed into the country.
“No I’m not,” he said.
“I’m not aware of whether the President will come to Australia.”
There’s a number of ways in which he can come.
“I don’t think it’s a decision that is being taken.”
He said Mr Trump had been to Australia previously and had visited some of the country’s “great cities”.
“There was a lot of interest there,” Mr Turnbull said.”[He] came to Canberra with a lot more than just his wife and children.”‘
We’re a country of welcoming people’AAP/ABC NewsMr Turnbull said Mr Trumps visit would provide a “good opportunity” for the two leaders to engage.
“He has been to a number.
I think it would be very interesting to see if he could see that in Australia,” Mr Truss said.
He said he had been told he would be met at Canberra airport by the Australian President.
Mr Truss also said he believed the President’s visit would go ahead as planned, but was hopeful that the visit could be a successful one.
“It’s been a long time coming, it’s been quite a long journey.”
We’ve been a country that has welcomed people in the past,” he told reporters.”
The Australian people have welcomed the President and I think we’re going to continue to do that.”‘
It’s going to be a good experience’Mr Trussell said he hoped Mr Trump’s visit was a success.”
You know, I don’t have a lot to say about that.
I’m just hoping that we have a good time, and I’ll have more to say at the end of the day.
“The WA PM said Mr Turnbull had been invited by his colleague to Canberra, but he had not been invited.”
That’s the way I would put it,” Mr Trump said.