I visited the Netherlands today Monday 6 June.
In the Hague, I met with the Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs, Mr Maxime Verhagen, to discuss matters of mutual interest between Australia and the Netherlands.
We discussed Afghanistan and the Netherland's plan to deploy a police training mission to Kunduz.
Australia and the Netherlands worked closely in Uruzgan province in Afghanistan from August 2006 until August 2010.
Deputy Prime Minister Verhagen is a good friend of Australia and visited Perth and Canberra in 2009.
Dutch Chief of Defence Peter van Uhm visited Australia last month.
I laid a wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves at Westduin War Graves Cemetery. The Graves contain a plot of 87 Commonwealth burials from the Second World War, the majority airmen.
I visited the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons. I met with the Director General Ahmet Uzumcu and reaffirmed Australia's commitment to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
I also visited the International Criminal Court and met with the President Judge Sang-Hyun Song.
I also met with the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Christiaan Kroner to discuss the Court's recent arbitration of disputes arising out of armed conflicts.