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Transcript 6238


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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: 10/10/1983

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6238

The Prime Minister today sent the following message to
President Chun of South Korea:
May I express to you on behalf of the Australian
Government and people our deep shock in learning of
the tragedy which befell your party in Rangoon.
The reasons for such a callous outrage are beyond
imagination. A number of your ? inisters and officials
who died in Rangoon were well and warmly known to me
and other members of my government.
On behalf of the Australian Government and people I
wish to express our condolences to you and to the
Korean people and our support for your government at
this troubled time. Would you please also convey to the
families of those who died our deep sympathy. We wish
a speedy recovery to the injured.
We had been looking forward to your visit. Cooperation
and friendship with the Republic of Korea are of great
importance to Australia's future. I look forward to your
visit taking place at a happier time.
R. J. L. Hawke

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