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Minister Carr in talks with UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon at the United Nations, New York, March 20 2013. Photo: Trevor Collens.

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

20 March 2013

”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.“

Statement: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Mozambican Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, His Excellency Mr Oldemiro Baloi, President of the Republic of Mozambique His Excellency Armando Emilio Guebuza, Prime Minister Gillard and Parliamentary Secretary Marles following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Mining for Development. Parliament House, Canberra.

Memorandum of Understanding with Mozambique

14 March 2013

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)

Grants supporting bilateral relations

14 March 2013

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.

Grants supporting bilateral relations

Graphic of a girl writing and being helped by a woman

International Women's Day 2013

7 March 2013

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.

Parliamentary Secretary Marles with Australia's High Commissioner to Mauritius, Sandra Vegting, Mauritian Foreign Minister Arvin Boolell, Director of L'Atelier Sa Nou Vize, Alain Auriant, and children at a ceremony to hand over educational materials to L'Atelier Sa Nous Vize in Rose Belle.

Richard Marles visit to Mauritius

5 March 2013

"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 in Services 2011-12

5 March 2013

Trade figures released today showed Australia's total trade in services rose 3.5 per cent to $111.4 billion in 2011-12.

Foreign Minister Carr standing at a podium speaking

Indonesia-Australia Dialogue 2013

4 March 2013

“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

Images: Indonesia-Australia Dialogue 2013

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