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Abbott Meets with Turnbull During Family Vacation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during a family vacation this week.

The Texas Governor, who has been vacationing in Australia, met with Turnbull in Sydney. The two discussed many issues, including energy policy, transportation policy and U.S. relations with Australia, according to the Texas Tribune. The two also discussed the future of regulatory policy, under President-elect Donald Trump.

The meeting was not all business, however. Abbott and Turnbull began the meeting by exchanging gifts. Abbott gave Turnbull a Stetson hat, and Turnbull gave Abbott an Akubra hat.

"Engaging visit in Sydney with Australian Prime Minister. I traded a Stetson for an Australian Akubra." Abbott tweeted after the meeting.

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