Australia's prime minister addresses joint meeting of congress
March 9th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Australia's prime minister addresses joint meeting of congress

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed a joint meeting of Congress this morning. Gillard met with President Obama earlier this week discussing a wide range of issues including Afghanistan, where Australia is an international ally with the United States. Wednesday Gillard told Congress, "We share your resolve Afghanistan must never again be a safe haven for terrorism." Gillard is the fourth Australian prime minister to address Congress. There is often confusion between a joint meeting of Congress and a joint session of Congress. It is called a joint session of Congress only when there is a State of the Union address. (Source: U.S. House Radio TV Gallery) (see a history of foreign dignitaries to address Congress)


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