Australian PM Rudd to visit White House on March 24

US President Barack Obama has invited Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Washington for talks on March 24, the White House has said.
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Updated on Feb 27, 2009 07:58 AM IST
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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.

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