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Asia-Pacific nations vow action to stop people smuggling

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Asia-Pacific nations agreed Tuesday to push for "more effective law enforcement" to stop people smuggling, Australia said as it seeks to stem the flow of asylum seekers arriving on its shores. 

Australian Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor (L), Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (C) and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) speak during their joint press conference in Nusa Dua on the resort island of Bali on April 2, 2013.

At a meeting in Indonesia, where many asylum seekers board rickety boats and set off for Australia, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said the 37 countries present agreed they would seek to make greater efforts to stop people smuggling.

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