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Transcript 7221


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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: 13/09/1987

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 7221

I will be visiting the United States, Canada, Ireland,
Switzerland and Yugoslavia between 9 and 25 October.
I am looking forward to having informal talks with Secretary of
State Shultz over the weekend of 10 and 11 October in San
Francisco. The talks will follow up the valuable discussions
held during the visit to Australia of Mr Shultz and Secretary of
Defense Weinberger in June and will cover international political
and economic issues, including prospects in United States-Soviet
relations, and bilateral matters. I will make an address to the
Australian-American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego on 9
October. In Canada I will be attending the meeting in Vancouver of
Commonwealth Heads of Government from 13 to 17 October. This
biennial event brings together a wide spectrum of world leaders
for detailed discussions ranging across current political and
economic matters and co-operation in various functional programs.
It will also provide a setting to consolidate and advance
Australia's bilateral relations with other Commonwealth
countries. I very much welcome the opportunity to visit Ireland from 18 to
21 October. Ireland has made an extraordinary contribution to
the Australian identity and is a country with which many
Australians have close personal contacts. As we prepare to
celebrate our Bicentenary, a visit is particularly appropriate.
As a member of the European Community, Ireland's economic
policies are of direct relevance to Australia's interests. In
addition to official talks in Dublin, I hope to see something of
the country and its people.
In Geneva on 22 October, I will meet the head of the US
delegation to the Geneva negotiations on nuclear and space arms,
Ambassador max Kaxnpelman, and address members of the GATT on
trade issues of vital importance to Australia under negotiation
in the Uruguay round.
I will be visiting Yugoslavia from 22 to 25 October for
discussions with Yugoslav leaders. I am looking forward very
much to this visit. The Yugoslav community has made a great
contribution to Australia. Yugoslavia's independent policies and
its views on international political and economic issues are of
considerable importance to us. I hope that my visit will lead to
expanded bilateral co-operation between our countries. 0 0.191

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