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Transcript 2512

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON - RELEASE OF SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 10/01/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2512

FOR PR~ LESS: PM. No 3/ 1972.
STATEMENT BY THlE PRIME MINISTER, ZIR WILLIAM McMAHON
RELEASE OF SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN
We welcome the decision of the Government of Pakistan
to release Sheikh Mujibur Rahinan.
The Australian Government has sent several messages to
the Government of Pakistan designed not only to ensure the safety
and welfare of the Sheikh, but also to promote direct negotiations
with Awami League leaders, including the Sheikh in particular.
This was done in the interests of promoting a settlement
in the region which would lead to the return of the refugees and
the restoration of normal conditions of life.
We hope that the return to Dacca today of Sheikh Mujibur
will prove to he a significant step towards achieving these
objectives as well as a stable political environment and
Government administration.
CANBERRA January 1971.

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