Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Inauguration of President of the Republic of Viet-Nam



Download PDFDownload PDF

%SS8^

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NEWS RELEASE NO. 2? October 1971

INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIET-NAM

"The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Nigel Bowen, Q.C., M.P.,

said today that he had been asked by the Governor-General to represent

him at the inauguration ceremonies in Saigon on 31 October to mark the

commencement of the new term of office of President Nguyen Van Thieu, and

his Vice-President elect, Senator Tran Van Huong

Mr Bowen recalled that Sir Paul Hasluck, then Minister for

External Affairs, had attended the ceremonies inaugurating

President Thieu's first-term of office in 1967- He said that his own

attendance on this occasion was designed to emphasise the close relations

that existed between Australia and the Republic of Viet-Nam.

Mr Bowen will leave .Australia on Friday 29 October, returning

on Monday 1 November.11 ยท

\