Australia, Pakistan Forge 4-Year Aid Partnership

    Australia and Pakistan have entered into a four-year partnership that commits the two countries to accountability and mutual responsibility for development results.

    Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Pakistani Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar signed the partnership in Perth, where the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011 took place. The two countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Both parties agreed to have joint reviews on the progress of the partnership, which aims to help Pakistan accelerate toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Projects will be in the areas of health, education, and agriculture and rural development.

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