President Trump on Monday offered to assist the Australian government in combatting fires that have ravaged swaths of the continent during a call with the country's prime minister, APA reports citing TASS.
Trump spoke with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a White House spokesman said, and "expressed deep concern for those affected and condolences for the firefighters and others who lost their lives."
"President Trump offered United States support to assist the Australian government as it battles these terrible fires," the spokesman added.
In a tweet, Morrison thanked Trump for his "sympathy, support and friendship."
"Thanks also to the American people for their many messages of support," Morrison tweeted. "Australia and the US are great mates."