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Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2011 publication

Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2011

21 June 2012

Australian produced exports of primary products rose 18.1 per cent or $30.1 billion in 2011, reaching a record $196 billion for the year, according to new figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today.

Publication: Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2011

Media release: Primary product exports nudge record $200 billion in 2011

Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr visits Algeria

Visit to Algeria

18 - 19 June 2012

Senator Carr recently visited Algeria. During his visit, he met Algerian Foreign Minister, Mr Mourad Medelci, in Algiers on 18 June 2012. In Algiers, Senator Carr met Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria, on 19 June 2012.

Photo: Minister Carr with Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria.

Media release: Minister makes historic visit to Algeria

Transcript: Transcript - visit to Algeria

Minister Carr with the Turkish Foreign Minister, HE Professor Ahmet Davutoglu, at the NPDI Press Conference in Istanbul

Foreign Minister at the NPDI

16 June 2012

Foreign Minister Carr visited Istanbul for the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI).

Gallery: Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the NPDI, Istanbul

Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr visits Oman and Saudi Arabia

Visit to Oman and Saudi Arabia

9 - 13 June 2012

Senator Carr recently visited Oman and Saudi Arabia. During his visit, he met Foreign Minister Alawi at the Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In Saudi Arabia, Senator Carr met Saudi Foreign Minister HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Jeddah on 12 June 2012.

Media release: Australia strengthens Middle East relations

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr meets with U Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Ministry in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on June 7, 2012.

Visit to Naypyitaw

7 June 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr travelled to Naypyitaw to meet with Myanmar's President Thein Sein, Foreign Minister with U Wunna Maung Lwin (pictured) and other parliamentary figures.

He announced a range of initiatives - lifting of Australia's remaining targeted travel and financial sanctions for Myanmar as well as aid initiatives focused on support for human rights, education and peace-building.

Transcript: Press conference

Visit to Myanmar

6 June 2012

Senator Carr is this week visiting Myanmar. During his visit, he will meet senior figures in the Myanmar Government, Parliamentary leaders and political reformists and civil society representatives.

In Yangon, Senator Carr met Myanmar parliamentarian Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her home.

Media release: Visit to Myanmar

Transcript: Press conference

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