Foreign Minister Bob Carr with Sergeant Bradley Palmer and Captain Dylan McDonald, both Reservists who work at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in their civilian employment, during a morning tea at Forward Operating Base Phoenix, Dili, Timor-Leste.
Friday 14th December 2012.
Photographer: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack
Australian Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr visited Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Operation ASTUTE at Forward Operating Base Phoenix in Dili, Timor Leste.
The Australian-led International Stabilisation Force (ISF) ceased security operations on 22 November with the ADF now focusing on the redeployment of people and equipment to Australia.
ISF troops started to depart Timor Leste in late November and bases will be remediated for handover by mid-2013.