|Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr to visit Sri Lanka|
Bob Carr will talks with the External Affairs Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr will travel to Sri Lanka from December 14-17, 2012, to discuss trade ties, tourism and efforts to disrupt people smuggling,the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.
The three-day official visit will be Senator Carr’s first visit to the south Asian nation as a minister and will include discussions on Australia’s aid assistance to Sri Lanka, a spokesman said.
Sri Lankan authorities have in the past 12 months disrupted 69 people smuggling operations involving 2900 people who were intending to come to Australia, the spokesman said.
Senator Carr will hold talks with Sri Lanka’s leadership including the External Affairs Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris.