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Transcript 5611

PRIME MINISTER'S REMARKS AFTER ARRIVAL CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 30/06/1981

Release Type: Speech

Transcript ID: 5611

PRESS OFFICE TRANSCRIPT TEDY 0JN, 18
PRIME MINISTER' S* REMARKS AFTER ARRIVAL CEREMONY AT THE
WHITE LOUSE, WASHINGTON
The discussions that we have had this morning, I regard as
being particularly useful and constructive. Quite clearly,
from the policies that have been implemented in the
United States under the President's charge, you would expect that
Australia would be in a fair measure of agreement on a number
of those policies. on the economic policies and the strengthening
of the dollar, and the strengthening economy of this country, we
would like to say all strength to your arm, Mr. President,
because an economically strong United States is important for
the entire free world; the policies in relation to East/ West,
again, a strong United States is important not only to the
Ameri. can people but to the Australian -people and to free people
everywhere. So again, Mr. President, all strength to your arm.
We discussed, as you have indicated, a wide range of issues.
I was particularly delighted, Mr. President, with your willingn2ess
to see what can be done to remove the rough edges at the
extra-terroritial reach of United States law. We have agreed
that, as and when it will be convenient for both our
Attorneys-General, for them to consult to see how this might
best be achieved. Thank you very much for directing that that
review take place.
We have discussed at length major North/ South issues, the
economic relationships between wealthy countries such as the
United States and Australia, and many others, and developing
countries or the least developed countries in this world.
I hope I am not putting words into your mouth, Mr. President,
in saying that. I believe that we both recognise that it is
important for the peace and stability of the world that we
try and make progress in these major issues, that we try and
see that more and more peoples of the world have opportunities
to live a decent life in dignity and self-esteem. You have
told me of some of the things that you have in mind to help
achieve that particular objective.
We are meeting again this evening, Mr. President. I will
be looking forward to discussions with your Secretary of State
and Secretary of Defence and other members of your administration.
Again, may I say how much my wife and I and the entire Australian
party are delighted to be here. May I say how delighted we are
to see what is happening in the United States right at this time.
000---TUESDAY, 30 JUNE, 1981

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