U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks on Friday at the White House where the two leaders sought to put aside previous tensions, but divisions on trade remained.
Turnbull's visit to the White House followed tense interactions between the two leaders past year when they clashed over a refugee swap deal.
Turnbull lauded 100 years of "mateship" between the two counties dating back to the 1918 Battle of the Hamel, where soldiers from the United States and Australia fought side-by-side in France during World War I. "We maintain them. They are there and they're well known but we certainly don't presume to provide policy or political advice on that matter", Turnbull, refusing to draw Trump's ire, claimed.
"The difficulty facing Mr. Turnbull is nobody can be absolutely sure how the current president engages on any of those fronts, " Beazley added.
Trump and his wife, Melania, met Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, on the south lawn of the White House on Friday.
"And nor is it what the Trump administration is engraving into its most important policy statements", Mr Turnbull said.
"Together, we're denying terrorists safe haven, cutting off their funding and discrediting their wicked ideology", Trump said. Trump praised Australia's point-based immigration system - implemented in 2016 - as one that must be mirrored by the United States.
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.
The Prime Minister was all smiles on Saturday before flying out of the USA capital bound for Canberra. "There is no closer friendship", he said.
Two-way trade between the United States and Australia was $52 billion and growing previous year, with the United States enjoying a trade surplus, according to Australian government figures.
Turnbull appeared elated by the announcement, noting that the ship will be built by an Australian company in Mobile, Alabama.
A multilateral deal excluding the United States was agreed to late last month, at which time Turnbull suggested the door was still open for the U.S.to re-enter.
Both leaders dismiss speculation that their relationship had been damaged by that telephone call. Asked if he'd like to visit when he and Turnbull appeared in the Oval Office, Trump said: "We will be there, yes".