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VISIT TO INDONESIA, SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, THE RT HON WILLIAM MCMAHONE CH MP - DEPARTURE STATEMENT - SYDNEY

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McMahon, William

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

More information about McMahon, William on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 04/06/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2608

FOR PRESS No. 54/ 1972
VISIT TO INDONESIA, SINCAPORF AND MALAYSIA
BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, THE
RT. 11ON. WNILLIAM McDMAHON, C. M. P.
DEPARTURE STATEVENT SYDNEY
I will be leaving tomorrow morning for
Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia on my first visit to these
countries as Prime Minister. The main purpose of the visit will be to
improve our relations with our three nearest South-East Asian
neighbours, whose friendshiP and co-operation we welcome.
Asia remains a critical area of the world in
which the quest for peace and security will be concentrated in
the future. Indonesia, where my journey starts, is not
only our nearest neighbour, but the fifth largest nation in the
world and the only one with which we share a boundary.
A soundly-based and lasting Australian/
Indonesian relationship is of the greatest importance to us now
and in the future. I want to emphasise Australia's growing and
continuing interest in the South-East Asian region.
Australia is deeplyv interested in the wellbeing
of our Asian friends and we are anxiouis to assist them in their
search for economic growth and regional security.
I also want to extend my own understanding of
each of these countries and of the matters which affect our
security and our economic, trade and social ties and
relationships.

I want to rovicw with Indonesia, Singapore and
Malaysia their thinking, at Mead of Gov rnnant and Ministerial
level, on the changing situation in the Asian and Pacific region.
In my discussions, I exn~ ect to take up such
subjects as the changing roles of the major powers in Asia and
the effects of these ch~ nging roles on South-East Asia.
In Indonesia, I shall be having discussions
with President Soeharto and a. number of his Ministers, including
the Minister-for Foreign Affairs, and I will he joined there by
Mr Bowen. I shall also bo addressing the indonosian Parliament.
In Singapore, I will Jbe having several
discussions with the Prime Ministte-r and the Ministers for
Defence andl for Foreign Tffa:'. rs, and wqill be calling on the
President and visiting thce Ju. rong Tcown Cc,: rporation in which a
number of Australian companies have invested.
I will also visit theD headqukirters of the
A24ZUK Brigade and address the Singaporo Press Club.
In Kuala Lumpur, discussions havc Nbeen arranged
with the Prime Minister, TVun Raz;: k . mid other Ministers. In
these discussions, I want to em phcasise the great: importance we
attach to our relations with Mat ,' ia.
An audience has been arranged with His
Majesty the Yang Di -Per-tuan X-gong and. arrangemants have been
made for a visit to the Buttcrworth Air Baso.
CANBERRA, 4 June 1972

FOR INFORMATION PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT TO INDONESIA, SINGAPORE
AND MALAYSIA
OUTLINE PROGRAEIE
INDONESIA Monday, 5 June
Tuesday, 6 June
Wednesday, 7 June
Thursday, 8 June
SINGAPORE
Thursday, 8 June
Friday, 9 June
Saturday, 10 June
Sunday, 11 June 4.00 Dm
5.30 pm
9.00 am
10.00 am
1 1 Arrival Courtesy call on President
Call by Governor of Djakarta
noon Discussions with
President Ministers
3.30 pm Calls by Foreign Minister and
Finance Minister
5.30 pm Reception for Australian
community
8.00 pm State Dinner
8.30 am Wreath-laying ceremonies
0.00 am Lay foundation stone ACI joint
prnject site
8.00 om ReLurn Dinner
0.00 am Address to Parliament
3.00 pm Depart for Singapore
5.00 pm
10.00 am
Morning 2.30 pm
8.00 pm
8.30 am
Lunch 6.00 pm
8.00 pm
Rest day
4.10 pm Welcoming Ceremony
Call on President
Discussions with Prime Minister
and Ministers
Visit Jurong Town Corporatbn,
Vocational Institute and an
Australian firm. Tree planting.
State Dinner
Visit Australian Forces
Singapore Press Club
Reception for Australian Commqnity
Return Dinner
Depart for Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA Sunday 11 June
Monday, 12 June
Tuesday 13 June
Wednesday 14 June
Thursday 15 June 5.30 pm Welcoming Ceremony
9.00 am Wreath-laying
10.00 am Tal} s with Prime Minister
and Ministers
12.45 pm Audience with Agong
3.30 pm Briefing on security situation
8.15 pm State Dinner
Visit Butter-wrth rluring morning
2.00 pm Inspc';:. vil aviation aid
proj rec
8.30 Dm Return Dinner
9.00 am Visit rubb) r research station
11.15 am National operation? room briefing
Lunch With Deputy Prime Minister
6.00 pm Pecc . tion for Australian community
9.00 pm Depart for Australia
7.20 am Arrive Sydney.

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