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Thai National Defence College visit

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No. 82/73 TUESDAY. MAY 15. 1973


(Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon. L. H. Barnard, MP)

A group of 21 students from the Thai National

. Defence College will visit Australia from May 16 to May 18

The visit is part of a wider study tour of

Asian and Pacific countries to learn about national .

political, economic and social conditions and military

matters. ·

' This year the group will be led by Lieutenant-

General Chaveng Youngcharoen, the Superintendent of the

National Defence College, and will include a provincial

governor and several senior civilian administrators and


While in Australia the group will attend ■

• briefings given by officers of the Departments of Defence,

Foreign Affairs and Overseas Trade.

They will also attend a lunch given in their

honour by the Defence Minister, Mr. Barnard, and will be

. meeting senior Defence and Service officers. .

Enquiries: Director of Public Relations, Department of Defence, CANBERRA. A.C.T. 2600

Telephone: 65 2897 (Office) 47 8542 (Home)