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President Obama to Meet with Australian Prime Minister

The White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will sit down for a private meeting with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia Monday after his regular rounds of morning briefings in the Oval Office.

"The President and Prime Minister Gillard will discuss 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," the White House said in a statement announcing the visit.

The president and Prime Minister Gillard will hold a bilateral meeting as well as an expanded bilateral meeting. Afterwards, the two leaders will speak to the press.

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