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Remarks Prior to a Pull-Aside Meeting With Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and an Exchange With Reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 30, 2018

President Trump. Thank you very much, everybody. It's an honor to be with the Prime Minister of Australia, Prime Minister Morrison. And we've just gotten to know each other, and so far, so good, I have to tell you. I think it's going to be a great relationship. And we certainly anticipate having a fantastic relationship always with Australia.

I know you've done a fantastic job in a very short period of time. You've done a lot of the things that they've wanted over there, and that's why you're sitting right here.

Prime Minister Morrison. Thank you.

President Trump. And so I congratulate you.

But it's an honor, and we will be with Australia and you all the way.

Prime Minister Morrison. Well, thank you. Thank you very much, Mr. President. Australia and the United States have always been the greatest of friends, not just in periods of strategic cooperation, but economically. And the people-to-people relationships, well, there's none better.

President Trump. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Appreciate it. Thank you. We're going to be talking. Thank you.

President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia

Q. Mr. President, will you be exchanging pleasantries with Putin? Will you be exchanging pleasantries with Putin?

President Trump. I don't know. Not particularly. I don't know.

NOTE: The President spoke at 3:08 p.m. at the Centro Costa Salguero convention center.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks Prior to a Pull-Aside Meeting With Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and an Exchange With Reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/332801

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