Morrison, May share a laugh at G20 summit as UK PM's Brexit woes continue
Following earlier meetings with US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with his UK counterpart.
British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her country's "great relationship" with Australia during the meeting.
Mr Morrison and Mrs May shook hands after they met for face-to-face talks on the margins of the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday local time.
May joked that it was not always friendly between the two countries when it came to sporting events.
"I should have worn my MCC scarf," she said, believed to be in reference to the cricket.
Their meeting came at a time when the UK PM's Brexit woes continued back home, with another minister resigning over her proposed divorce papers from the EU.
Mr Morrison commended Mrs May on the way she was dealing with a "tough set of issues" domestically.
"You've shown great resolve and great determination," he said.
The pair said they would discuss post-Brexit trade and what Mr Morrison described as a "very important" piece of defence procurement.
But ahead of Brexit - to take place on March 29 next year - May is battling to persuade British lawmakers to back the approved withdrawal agreement when Parliament votes on it December 11.
She and EU leaders say rejecting the divorce terms, endorsed by EU leaders last weekend, would leave the UK facing a messy, economically damaging "no-deal" Brexit.
However, on announcing his resignation, Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the agreement to playing soccer against opponents who "are the referee and they make the rules as well."
He added that Prime Minister's compromise agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmanoeuvred in future negotiations with the European Union.
Gyimah is the seventh member of the government to quit over the Brexit deal.
Many lawmakers on both sides of the Brexit debate oppose the deal — Brexiteers because it keeps Britain bound closely to the EU, pro-EU politicians because it erects barriers between the UK and its biggest trading partner.
The two-part agreement includes the legally binding terms of the UK's departure and an ambitious but vague declaration on future relations between the two sides.
May has acknowledged the Brexit deal is not perfect, but says it delivers on voters' decision to leave the EU while retaining close ties with the bloc, a key trading partner and ally.