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Australia Morrison warmly welcomed by Trump in state ceremony

23:00  20 september  2019
23:00  20 september  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison's State visit to the United States is in full swing as he and his wife Jenny Morrison were welcomed to the White House.

Dozens of military officers carrying the flags of both countries lined the lower balcony of the white house ahead of the arrival of both leaders.

Following the national anthems of both nations, the leaders met with dignitaries before delivering remarks on the enduring friendship between the two democracies.

Scott Morrison arrives at the White House for a state dinner with Donald Trump in the Rose Garden with Nicole Kidman and Greg Norman - after Melania gave Jenny a VERY frosty reception

  Scott Morrison arrives at the White House for a state dinner with Donald Trump in the Rose Garden with Nicole Kidman and Greg Norman - after Melania gave Jenny a VERY frosty reception U.S. President Donald Trump has dubbed Prime Minister Scott Morrison a 'man of titanium' in their first meeting in the president's Oval Office.The couple were greeted by host U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania.

It's the first state dinner for an Australian prime minister in 13 years and only the second for the Trump administration.

The PM will give President Trump a bronze figurine of Leslie "Bull" Allen crafted especially by Australian sculptor Scott Edwards for the visit.

Bull Allen was an Australian stretcher-bearer during World War Two.

He was awarded for rescuing twelve American casualties while under fire on Mount Tambu, New Guinea, on 30 July 1943.

The statue is designed to symbolise the enduring mateship between the peoples of Australia and the United States of America.

Mrs Morrison is giving First Lady Melania a set of Paspaley classic stud earrings.

They feature two eight-milimetre baroque Australian South Sea Keshi Pearls from Wester Australia and are made of 750-mark yellow gold.

And the PM and Mrs Morrison will give the President and First Lady a personalised Socceroos jersey for their son, Barron - a keen soccer fan.

Image: AP

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