U.S. defense secretary arrives in Australia

09:43, November 07, 2010      

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United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday arrived in Melbourne of Australia for a range of top-level talks.

Gates flew into Melbourne amid tight security at about 10.35 a.m. (AEDT) on Sunday. He was greeted at the airport by Australia's Defense Minister Stephen Smith.

Gates will join U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who arrived in Melbourne on Saturday, for the Australia-United State Ministerial (AUSMIN) meeting.

The AUSMIN meeting, to be hosted by Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Smith, will take place on Monday at Victoria's Government House in Melbourne, and will focus on regional and global security issues, including the war in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

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