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Australian PM Rudd to visit White House on March 24

world Updated: Feb 27, 2009 07:58 IST

US President Barack Obama has invited Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Washington for talks on March 24, the White House has said.

"Australia is a close ally of the United States. The President looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister ways to address critical global issues," the White House said in a statement, yesterday.

"The two leaders will consult on effective measures to respond to the global financial crisis, as well as Afghanistan, climate change, nuclear nonproliferation and other issues.