WASHINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has spoken with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and that they are working on an agreement so Australia will not be subject to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
"He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship," Trump said on Twitter, referring to Turnbull.
"Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia," Trump said.
Turnbull told a news conference in South Australia state his discussions with Trump included the ongoing threats from North Korea after the U.S. president opened the possibility of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
He said sanctions imposed on North Korea after its missile and nuclear tests must remain until it begins the process of denuclearisation.
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