Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has travelled to Afghanistan to meet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to congratulate him on the successful formation of a national unity government. The Foreign Minister has reaffirmed Australia's continuing support to Afghanistan to build on the gains made since 2001.
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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