Feature stories - February 2011

UN Security Council resolution 1970 on Libya

28 February 2011

Foreign Minister Rudd has strongly welcomed the UN Security Council's adoption of resolution 1970, referring the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court and imposing an arms embargo and targeted travel and financial sanctions against key Ghaddafi regime figures. The UN measures follow Minister Rudd's announcement of autonomous targeted financial sanctions and travel restrictions against key members of the Ghaddafi regime.

Foreign Minister Rudd's visit to Cairo

26 February 2011

Mr Rudd visited Cairo's Tahrir Square to discuss events during Cairo's protests.

» Joint press conference with the Foreign Minister of Egypt HE Mr Ahmed Aboul Gheit

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PM signs Australia-New Zealand Investment Protocol

16 February 2011

During a visit to New Zealand, Prime Ministers Gillard and Key signed a new bilateral Investment Protocol to make investment "simpler and cheaper, creating employment opportunities on both sides of the Tasman."

Australia's trade with the world

7 February 2011

New education resource.

What is the value of Australia's trade?

How many jobs does it create?

Who does Australia trade with and what do we trade?

Find out more in this new brochure from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Australia's trade with the world

Foreign Minister visit to Greece

2 February 2011

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

» Australian foreign policy and recent developments in the Middle East - speech at the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research, Athens.

Australia-India Foreign Ministers' Framework Dialogue

1 February 2011

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at joint press conference with his counterpart, Prof. Ahmet Davutoğlu

Remarks to International Strategic Research Organisation (USAK)

Action Plan for cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia