Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has visited our military and civilian personnel stationed in Afghanistan. The Foreign Minister also met with representatives of the newly formed Afghan government in Kabul to reiterate Australia's commitment to Afghanistan as the government enters a transition phase to take responsibility for security across the country.
Foreign Minister Bishop visits the United States to continue the Government's close consultation on shared foreign policy and security challenges and to promote Australian innovation and business capabilities.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warmly welcome the entry into force on 15 January 2015 of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement. Trade and Investment Minister Robb encourages businesses to explore potential export opportunities with Japan.
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb says Australia and India are on the cusp of a new dawn in their commercial relationship as he officially wrapped up Australia Business Week in India, a week-long roadshow designed to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
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