Abbott and Key share stop in Darwin
John Key and Tony Abbott have had a chance meeting in Darwin on their way to APEC.
The New Zealand and Australian prime ministers are both attending the two-day APEC leaders' meeting in the Chinese capital Beijing, which kicks off tomorrow.
Mr Key and Mr Abbott are travelling to Beijing on planes from their respective air forces.
Both aircraft needed refuelling in Darwin, which is where the two leaders ran into each other this morning (local time).
Mr Key gave his Australian counterpart a tour of the Royal New Zealand Air Force 757 and Mr Abbott returned the favour.
The pair shook hands on the tarmac before setting off again.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of APEC.
Mr Key and Mr Abbott are among 21 political leaders from around the Asia-Pacific attending the summit.
source: newshub archive