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Malaysia National Day Message

30 August 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr sends his congratulations to the people and government of Malaysia on their National Day – 31 August.

Malaysia National Day Message by Senator the Hon Bob Carr Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Asian Century Country Strategies

Asian Century Country Strategies

27 August 2013

The country strategies for China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea were launched by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in July and August 2013. These country strategies take forward the objective of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: for Australia to build stronger and more comprehensive relationships with countries across the region.

Asian Century Country Strategies

India Country Strategy

India Country Strategy

25 August 2013

India is a major regional power, and one that is rising globally. Of Australia's significant bilateral relationships in Asia, that with India has perhaps the greatest potential to grow and develop towards 2025.

Read the India Country Strategy

Indonesian Independence Day Message

16 August 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr sends his congratulations to the people and government of Indonesia on their Independence Day – 17 August.

Indonesia Proclamation of Independence Message by the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Geographic trade statistical publications

13 August 2013

Three new geographic trade statistical publications have been released:

Media release: Australia's trade with East Asia, Europe and the Americas

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

Applications close 28 August 2013

AIYEP provides opportunities for young people from Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other's country and to build groups of young and influential people in both Australia and Indonesia who have knowledge and personal experience of the two countries.

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

South Korea Country Strategy

7 August 2013

Australia’s vision towards 2025 is to build a stronger partnership with South Korea based on our complementary strengths. As middle powers with strong economies and a commitment to supporting peace and prosperity in our region, our value to each other will only increase during the years ahead.

Read the South Korea Country Strategy

Bob Carr delivering message

Eid al-Fitr

7 August 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr sends his warm wishes and congratulations to Muslims in Australia and around the world.

Video: Eid al-Fitr Message 2013

Hon Kevin Rudd MP shaking hands with His Excellency, Baron Waqa MP, President of Nauru

Memorandum of Understanding between Nauru and Australia

3 August 2013

Publication: Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Nauru and the Commonwealth of Australia, relating to the transfer to and assessment of persons in Nauru, and related issues