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Transcript 6054


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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

More information about Hawke, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 14/03/1983

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6054

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PRIME MINISTE 14 March 1983
For Media
Commonwealth member countries today cnmumorate this unique
association of countries which vary widely in their geography
and racial and cultural backgrounds.
My Government sees the Commonwealth as an instrument for peace
and understanding, and for the political, social and economic
advancement of all its members. I have written to the
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Ramphal, in response to
his message of congratulations to me following the election,
to inform him that the Government will aim particularly to
develop relationships within the Commonwealth in a manner
beneficial to the less advantaged member countries.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in New Delhi from
23-30 November, will provide a most useful opportunity to pursue
this objective.

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