Turnbull jets off to meet US President Donald Trump at White House

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is on his way to America to meet with US President Donald Trump.

Turnbull, who is accompanied by his wife Lucy, will lead a significant delegation of state premiers and business leaders as they meet with their US counterparts.

He’s expected to touch down in Washington on Thursday evening AEDT.


“President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia to the White House on February 23, 2018,” the White House said in a statement.

“President Trump looks forward to further enhancing our partnership and alliance, and demonstrating our shared commitment to the democratic values that underpin peace and prosperity around the world.”

It’s understood the pair will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional, and global priorities, including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and expanding security and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

“The leaders will celebrate 100 years of mateship through war, peace, and prosperity, charting the course for the coming century of partnership,” the White House said.

Mr Turnbull is expected to have a busy four days in the country with a number of back-to-back meetings, which include talks with US Vice President Mike Pence, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin among many more.

Lucy Turnbull will also enjoy a White House lunch hosted by First Lady Melania Trump on Friday.

Meanwhile, Annastacia Palaszczuk is hoping to put the Gold Coast on the map as she attempts to lure film and TV productions to South East Queensland during her visit to Hollywood.