Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has arrived at the White House for meetings with President Donald Trump.
This was Mr Turnbull's first visit to the White House since their now infamous phone call previous year when Mr Trump reportedly declared his conversation with the prime minister as his "worst call by far".
He announced a littoral combat ship would be named the USS Canberra, after the Australian capital, which the U.S. president pronounced with a heavy emphasis on the second syllable.
"What a great symbol of our alliance and our shared security endeavours, what an extraordinary statement of commitment", Mr Turnbull said.
During a joint news conference with Turnbull, Trump said he and his Australian partner are celebrating "100 years of mateship", a century-long relationship that now includes cooperation on counter-terrorism, trade, immigration and efforts to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons. "There is no closer friendship".
Earlier this week Trump directed the Justice Department to draft new regulations to ban bump stocks.
"I like to negotiate and if it doesn't work out, you terminate".
"When you get into multilateral, you can't get into that".
"But I think we're well on the way to solving that terrible problem that happens far too often in the United States". "Each of us has no better ally. We would love to have Australia involved and I think Australia wants us to stay involved".
"We have been inspired, I have to say, by your success in securing the passage of the tax reforms through the Congress", Mr Turnbull said.
"It's a completely different context historically, legally and so forth", Mr Turnbull said.
Turnbull's visit to the White House followed tense interactions between the two leaders previous year, when they clashed over a refugee swap deal.
Trump made the announcement Friday as he opened a White House news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after a day of meetings.
They then moved to the Oval Office where the couples sat on chairs and couches.
Getting down to business, Trump said that the pair would discuss "trade deals, we are working on military and protection and all of the things that we would be discussing".
"It's a hundred years of mateship we're celebrating", he said.