Howard and Cheney discuss Iraq at Sydney talks

Howard and Cheney discuss Iraq at Sydney talks

Howard and Cheney discuss Iraq at Sydney talks

Updated 30 March 2012, 16:06 AEDT

The Australian Prime Minister and the US vice President will discuss the war in Iraq and Afgahanistan when they meet in Sydney today.

Mr Howard agrees with the vice President Dick Cheney that there is a need to stay the course in Iraq - he says they should stay until the Iraqis can contain the violence in their country.

Mr Howard is likely to tell Mr Cheney that Australia is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan as the Taliban prepares for a spring offensive.

He will also raise the case of the Guantanamo detainee David Hicks whose case is provoking growing concern in Australia.

It's also likely the two men will discuss China after Mr Cheney's comment yesterday about its military build up.