America is a popular destination for our government ministers this week, with three of them heading stateside.
Foreign minister Murray McCully and his defence colleague Jonathan Coleman will be at the 25th NATO summit in Chicago - hosted by Barack Obama.
Mr McCully will then head to Washington DC to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to discuss international issues.
Trade minister Tim Groser will also be in DC, delivering a keynote address on food security and meeting with his American counterparts.
Photo: Murray McCully (Getty Images)