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Diplomatic relations with Bulgaria



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DEPARTMENT o t 1 FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NEWS RELEASE NO. M/ 3 1 5 April 1972

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BULGARIA -

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Nigel Bowen, made

the following statement today:

"The Government of Australia and the Government of the

Bulgarian People’s Republic, guided by the desire to develop further

their mutual relations, have decided to enter into diplomatic

relations at Ambassadorial level.

"The. Government of Australia and the Government of the

Bulgarian People’s Republic believe that this step will promote

better understanding and the exchange of views between the two countries

on matters of mutual interest.

"To give effect to the above the Australian Government

has appointed the Ambassador in Belgrade, Mr R„ H. Robertson, as

Ambassador to Bulgaria on a non-resident basis."