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Commonwealth Economic Consultative Council



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FOR PRESS No. 803

STATEMENT BY THE TREASURER

THE RIGHT HONORABLE HAROLD HOLT, M.P.

COMMONWEALTH ECONOMIC CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL.

Mr. Holt said today that Commonwealth Governments

have accepted the invitation of the Government of Jamaica, to

hold the 1965 meeting of the Commonwealth Economic

Consultative Council (comprised of Finance Ministers) in

Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd

September, 1965.

- As is customary, the meeting is being arranged

to take place immediately before the annual meeting of the

International Monetary Fund and the International Bank

for Reconstruction and Development, which will be held

this year in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. from Monday, 27th

September to Friday, 1st October.

It is expected that, as at previous meetings,

the talks will cover world economic trends (including

balance of payments prospects for the. Sterling Area)

and matters likely to arise at the ensuing meetings in

Washington of the International Monetary Fund and the

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Canberra, A.C.T. 17th August, 1965