Kevin '747' Rudd set to smash travel record as Oz PM

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Sydney, Feb. 6 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has earned the nickname Kevin "747 Rudd for clocking up over 65 days of overseas travel since September.

According to the Herald Sun, his frequent flights have taken him out of the country for almost half of his 145-day reign as foreign minister and is set to smash the travel record he set as PM.

He earned the nickname "Kevin 747" after spending 110 days out of the country in his first two years in office.

Since September, he has visited Pakistan, New York, Washington, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil, Chile, Bali, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Bahrain, China, South Korea, Japan, Belgium and Italy.

The estimated cost of his overseas travel is already at more than 130,000 dollars.

In the past 10 days, as he worked to evacuate stranded Australians from Cairo. He has travelled through Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece and Germany in an attempt to bolster his 13 million dollar quest for Australia to nab a UN Security Council seat. (ANI)

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