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DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT - GREECE

The A cting M in is te r f o r Foreign A ffa irs /· Mr L io n e l Bowen/ M.P./

today announced the appointment of Mr Donald K in g s m ill as A u s t r a lia 's

Ambassador to Greece. He succeeds Mr M arshall Johnston. Mr Johnston/

who has been Ambassador since 1980/ w i l l be r e t i r i n g from the Public

S ervice.

Mr Bowen said th a t A u s tr a lia and Greece enjoyed close and

f r ie n d ly r e la t io n s . There had been a wide and c o n s ta n tly increasing

range of formal agreements and in form a l understandings which had

helped consolidate the r e la t io n s h ip . As w e ll/ the s u b s ta n tia l Greek

community w ith in A u s tra lia had co n trib u te d s i g n i f i c a n t l y to A u s t r a li a 's

economic and c u lt u r a l l i f e .

Mr K in g s m ill jo in e d the Department of Foreign A f f a ir s in

1959 and has served in V ie n tia n e / Noumea/ C airo/ B e iru t and Phnom Penh.

He was A u s t r a lia 's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1976 to 1979.