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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement on the visit of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the White House

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia to the White House on Monday, March 7th.  The President looks forward to discussing with Prime Minister Gillard the strong ties between the United States and Australia, our shared political and economic interests in the Asia-Pacific region, and our work together around the world, including in Afghanistan and as members of APEC and the G20.  This will be Prime Minister Gillard’s first visit to Washington since becoming Prime Minister in June of last year.   Her visit will also mark the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-Australia alliance.