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Transcript 45

FOR PRESS: INTERCHANGE OF NSE YEAR MESSAGES

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Menzies, Robert

Period of Service: 19/12/1949 to 26/01/1966

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Release Date: 12/01/1959

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 45

FOR PRESS: INTERCHANGE OF NEV YEAR MESSAGES
The following messages were exchanged between
His Excellency Mr. N. Khrushchev and the Prime Minister,
Mr. R. G. Menzies, over the New Year period
" HIS EXCELLENCY
MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES
PRIME MINIST-R OF THE COMMONTEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.
In connection with the present New Year I send
to you, Mr. Prime Minister, the Government and people of
Australia from the Government of the U. S. S. R. and from
myself personally greetings and best wishes. I am
deeply convinced that the establishment of an attitude
of mutual understanding and thorough collaboration by
states and peoples on the basis of the principles of
peaceful co-existence presents the brightest guarantee
of safety, the strengthening of peace and the removal
of international tension. N. Khrushchev
Moscow Kremlin.
" HIS EXCELLENCY MR. N. KHRUSHCHEV
CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE U. S. S. R.
KREMLIN. MOSCOW.
I thank Your Excellency for your telegram of
New Year greetings and good wishes from the Government
of the Soviet Union and yourself.
We in Australia earnestly hope with you that
1959 will be a year of improved international understanding.
The Australian Government and the people, for their
part, will continue to pursue with sincerity and vigour
the objectives of lessening international tension and
Sestablishing trust and lasting peace amongst nations,
If genuine good will and co-operation could be brought
to bear these objectives will be the closer.
R. G. MENZIES.
With the compliments of
Robert Kennedy,
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister,
CANBERRA, A. C. T.
12th January, 1959.

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