Obama says U.S., Australia to cooperate more on counterterrorism

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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 11:50 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would discuss with visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ways to strengthen cooperation between the United States and Australia in the fight against counterterrorism.

Turnbull, ahead of a meeting with Obama in the White House Oval Office, said it was important to improve coordination on fighting extremists, especially the fight against Islamic State militants.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Susan Heavey)