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Australian foreign minister to visit Greece on Feb. 1

Δημοσίευση 24 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:01 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Australian foreign minister to visit Greece  on Feb. 1
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Australia's foreign minister Kevin Rudd is due to visit Greece on February 1. This will be the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to Greece since 1997, when Alexander Downer had visited Athens.

Australia's foreign minister Kevin Rudd is due to visit Greece on February 1. This will be the first visit by an Australian foreign minister to Greece since 1997, when Alexander Downer had visited Athens.

Rudd, who formerly served as Australia's prime minister, is to hold talks with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on bilateral relations, global security, fighting terrorism, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the economic crisis.

He will also have a meeting with Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Apart from Greece, Rudd will visit a number of countries in order to drum up support for Australia's bid for a place on the UN Security Council, attending a summit of the 53 African Union member-states in Ethiopia, visiting Ankara in Turkey and also Switzerland, where he will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.