”As Afghanistan moves through transition to its transformation decade, it is important to note the progress that has been made over the last ten years. Afghanistan — through the leadership of its Government, determination of its fine people and support of the international community — has come a long way.“
A Memorandum of Understanding on Mining for Development was signed at Parliament House to formalise the growing partnership between Australia and Mozambique. (Photo courtesy of Auspic)
A number of bilateral bodies have been established over the last 30 years to support foreign affairs and trade portfolio objectives in key bilateral relationships.
Their grant programs support innovative projects that enhance and strengthen links between Australia and the world.
Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs has recorded a video message to mark UN International Women's Day (8 March) addressing this year's IWD theme of ending violence against women.
"We have strong people-to-people links with Mauritius, especially in education. Mauritians make up the largest African-student body in Australia with over 2,360 students in Australia in 2012."
Trade figures released today showed Australia's total trade in services rose 3.5 per cent to $111.4 billion in 2011-12.
“Indonesia is no longer, as Don Watson once described it, the 'screen door' that blocks Australia from the rest of Asia. Instead it is a vital partner for Australia across the full range of economic, political and strategic interests.”
Speech by Foreign Minister Carr: Indonesia-Australia Dialogue