Australia, Spain Partner for Aid

Australia and Spain may likely partner to improve aid delivery to poor nations in the Caribbean and Africa, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith told a recent diplomatic forum as reported by the Australian Associated Press. Providing no further details on the planned cooperation, Smith said the two countries both had a “commitment to multilateralism” and “share common approaches to international concerns, including nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, counter-terrorism, climate change and peacekeeping.” Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is set to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero later this year, according to Smith.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.