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Transcript 6257

REMARKS MADE BY THE Singaporean Foreign Minister

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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: 09/11/1983

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6257

PRIME MINISTER 9 November 1983
Mr. Hayden and I today called in the Thai Ambassador designate
and the Indonesian Ambassador. We discussed my forthcoming
visit to Thailand in the light of remarks made following the
ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Jakarta on
7 November. We expressed our concern at the implications of
remarks made by the Singaporean Foreign Minister,
Mr. Dhanabalan, concerning Australian policy towards Cambodia.
Mr. Hayden ai) d took Lhe opport. unity i: o correct any continuing
misunderstandings over Australia's policy. I am looking forward
to a constructive discussion on the Cambodian situation while
in Bangkok.

The Department of Foreign Affairs will be officially expressing our concern to Singapore over Mr. Dhanabalan's remarks.

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