Foreign minister in Australia for Afghan talks

18th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen has begun a four-day trip to Australia.

CANBERRA - Central to the visit will be meetings with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the country's foreign and defence ministers to discuss military cooperation in the Afghan province of Uruzgan.

Australian and Dutch troops work closely together in the province, and the Australians are stationed at the Dutch base, Camp Holland.

During his visit Mr Verhagen will also unveil a model of the Dutch ship that made the first recorded European landfall on the west coast of Australia, and will receive a book documenting Dutch immigration to the country.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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