Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Diplomatic appointment: Turkey



Download PDFDownload PDF

MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS No. M52 Date 2 April 1984

Η »

NEWS RELEASE

DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT: TURKEY

The Minister for Foreign A ffa irs / Mr B i l l Hayden/· M.P./

today announced the appointment of Mr P hilip Peters as A ustralia's

Ambassador to Turkey.

Mr Peters/ who has been A u stralia's Ambassador to Laos

since 1981/ w ill take up his appointment in Ankara shortly. He

w ill succeed Mr Barry h a ll/ who has been Ambassador since 1980.

Mr Hayden said that Turkey/ through its membership of NATO

and its relations with its European and Middle Eastern neighbours/

has tra d itio n a lly played an important role in international -a ffa irs .

He added that the friendly relations between Australia and Turkey

were reinforced by the presence in Australia of a substantial Turkish

community.

Mr Peters joined the Department of Foreign A ffairs in 1950

and has served in Hong Kong/ Singapore/ Tokyo/ B eirut/ Bonn/ Osaka

and Bangkok.