Vice President Mike Pence is expected to discuss trade and security with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball during his visit to the country, Reuters reports.
Pence will arrive in Australia today marking his fourth stop on his 10-day tour in the Asia-Pacific region. His trip to Australia is the first by a senior official in President Trump's administration.
Pence will emphasize the long-term partnership between the two nations on defense and the economy, Reuters reported.
"We're the number two in the economy in this sense," a White House adviser told reporters traveling with Pence. "Obviously they lead with China. They are in the region, proximity matters to them."
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