Kevin Rudd catches up with President Obama after Hillary Clinton confirms Australia visit

BARACK Obama met Kevin Rudd yesterday during a top level meeting at the White House after Hillary Clinton said she would visit Australia in November.
The US President dropped in for greetings and a personal catchup with Mr Rudd, Australia’s new foreign minister, during hour-long talks he held with Mr Obama’s national security adviser James Jones.
The Obama-Rudd meeting came just hours after US Secretary of State Clinton confirmed she will visit Australia for high-level ministerial talks in November.
Mrs Clinton announced the planned trip yesterday following a meeting with Mr Rudd at her State Department office in Washington.
At the start of his first US visit as foreign affairs minister, Mr Rudd held talks with Mrs Clinton on the Afghanistan war and the humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Pakistan.