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USA: Trump hosts Australian PM and ally for state dinner

1 21.09.2019 Инфо

W/S US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump emerge from door and wait for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison to join them for photo before re-entering room, Washington DC
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Prime Minister Morrison, Mrs Morrison, Melania and I are immensely honoured to host you and the entire Australian delegation for a state dinner in the historic Rose Garden. I want to express my gratitude to America's magnificent First Lady for this truly exquisite evening. Thank you very much to Melania. She worked hard. Thank you. Great job."
SOT, Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister: "General Washington once said, 'It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.' But the same is true of the friendship of nations. Australia will never be excused of indifference in our friendship to the United States and tonight, Mr President, we are reminded that the United States feels the same way, especially under your leadership."
US President Donald Trump welcomed Australian Prime Minister and close ally Scott Morrison for a state dinner at the White House's Rose Garden on Friday evening.
The president and First Lady Melania Trump greeted Morrison and his wife Jenny in full black-tie. Prior to the banquet both leaders praised the long-standing friendship between the countries.
Morrison has received repeated praise from Trump since he became prime minister in August 2018 and won re-election in May 2019. Australia has been one of the US's steadfast allies over the years.