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Joint press conference: Foreign Minister Bob Carr and his US counterpart, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, address the media following their bilateral meeting in Washington D.C. on 24 April 2012.

Visit to the United States

24 April 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 24 April.

Senator Carr is this week meeting officials in the Obama Administration as well as other senior US political figures in Washington D.C.

Senator Carr said he would be using his meetings to emphasise the enduring importance and strength of Australia's relationship with the US.

Visit to Albania

20 April 2012

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles visited Albania to strengthen the deepening bilateral relationship, which is based on multilateral cooperation and people-to-people links

Photo gallery: Visit to Albania, April 2012

Media release: Marles visit strengthens relationship with Albania

G20 Trade Ministers' meeting

20 April 2012

Trade Minister Craig Emerson addresses delegates at the G20 Trade Ministers' meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Speech: Intervention at the G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting

Transcript: Press Conference, G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting

Trade Minister in Latin America

17 April 2012

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson meets with Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Patriota in Brasilia. Dr Emerson is visiting Latin America to promote trade and business links with several countries in the region

Media release: Trade Minister visits Latin America

Foreign Minister Vice Chair of CMAG

16 April 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr met UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on April 16, 2012. While in London, he also participated in the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting and was elected as Vice Chair of the group.

Media release: Foreign Minister elected Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG)

Council on Australia Latin America Relations grants

11 April 2012

The Council invites funding applications from individuals and organisations for projects that demonstrate the potential for the development of long-term links and cooperation between individuals and institutions in Australia and their counterparts in Latin America. Grant round closes 14 May 2012.

COALAR Grant Program

Foreign Minister at the UN Headquarters

10 April 2012

Senator the Hon Bob Carr with H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at UN Headquarters in New York

Visit to the Pacific Nations

11 April 2012

The Hon Richard Marles MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs and Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia visited the Pacific Nations this month.

Photo gallery: Governor-General's visit to Pacific Nations, 26 March – 3 April 2012

Transcript: Press conference in Noumea, New Caledonia

Transcript: Doorstop with media

Visit by China's Minister for Commerce

10 April 2012

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson met with Chen Deming, China's Commerce Minister, for talks at Parliament House.

Transcript: ABC News Radio with Marius Benson

How China Trade Benefits Australian Households

3 April 2012

Dr Emerson today launched a report by the Australia China Business Council, focussing on China's importance to Australia. The speech outlined the benefits to Australia of the Australia-China trade relationship and showed that Australia's ongoing economic success lies in strengthening ties with China and the rest of Asia.

Speech: Why China is important to us

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