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Transcript 4920

VISIT BY THE PRESIDENT OF GABON

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 08/12/1978

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 4920

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PRIME MINISTER
FOR PRESS8 DECEMBER 1978
VISIT BY PRESIDENT OF GABON
The Prime Minister announced today that President Omar Bongo
of Gabon would make a private visit to Austraia on Tuesday 12
and Wednesday 13 December.
He will be accompanied by Madame Bongo and senior Ministers
and officials.
The President will visit Sydney and Canberra.
Mr Fraser said that during the course of the visit President Bongo
would undertake some official engagements.
President Bongo will pay courtesy calls on the Governor-General
and the Prime Minister in Canberra on December 13.
He will also attend a luncheon to be given by the Prime Minister
at Parliament House.
Mr Fraser said that he welcomed the opportunity to meet
President Bongo, who was Chairman of the Organisation of
African Unity last year. Gabon is currently a member of the
U. N. Security Council.
Gabon is an important producer of uranium, manganese, timber
and oil. It is a member of OPEC.
President Bongo, who has been Head of State since 1967, will
be the first leader of a French-speaking country in the African
continent to visit Australia.
Three of the President's daughters made a private visit to
Australia in 1976.

Transcript 4920