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Australia PM eyes trilateral naval exercises with China and U.S
April 9, 2013 / 5:17 AM / 5 years ago

Australia PM eyes trilateral naval exercises with China and U.S

BEIJING (Reuters) - Australia is hoping to see trilateral naval exercises with China and the United States and is pursuing new strategic partnership with Asia’s biggest economy, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Tuesday.

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers a speech at the China's Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong district, Shanghai, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song

Gillard, speaking in Beijing at a trade forum, said Australia was seeking more cooperation with China in clean energy and emissions trading and was pursuing a more broad-based economic partnership that would extend beyond resources.

Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Robeert Birsel

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