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Transcript 1781

FOR PRESS: P.M NO 22/1968 AUSTRALIAN SUGAR FOR VEITNAM STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER. MR. JOHN GORTON

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Gorton, John

Period of Service: 10/01/1968 to 10/03/1971

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Release Date: 15/02/1968

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 1781

CFOR
PRESS: P. M. No. 22/ 1968
AUSTRALIAN SUGAR FOR VIETNhM
Statement by the Prime Minister, Yr. John Gorton
The Prime Minister, Yr. Gorton, said today that
general agreement had been reached between President
Johnson and himself that Australia would supply refined
sugar to the allied lorces in South Vietnam.
The Prime Minister explained that most of the
food requirements ( including sugar) of the allied forces
in South Vietnam are procured on behalf of the allies by
the American Government. Australia has then reimoursed
the United States for the cost of Australia's share of
these procurements. Mr. Gorton said that although details of the
arrangement had yet to be worked out the quantity and
value of the sugar involved had been broadly agreed at
approximately 27 thousand short tons worth about SA6M.
As one of the world's largest sugar exporters,
Australia welcomed this procurement by the American
authorities. C. ANBERRA
16th February, 1968.
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