Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Foreign Minister's visit to Djakarta



Download PDFDownload PDF

P d \

'v DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NEWS RELEASE NO. M /83 Sunday 8 O c to b e r, 1972

F o re ig n M i n i s t e r 's V i s i t to D ja k a r ta

The M in is te r f o r F o re ig n A f f a i r s , Mr N ig e l Bowen, s a id to d a y he w ould le a v e

Sydney t h i s a f te r n o o n f o r D ja k a r ta .

Mr Bowen s a i d he w ould t r a v e l by RAAF a i r c r a f t , accom panied by h i s w ife

and h i s P r i v a t e S e c re ta ry ,M r Ia n H u tc h e n s.

The M in is te r s a id t h a t th e n e g o t i a t i o n s b etw ee n th e A u s t r a l i a n and

In d o n e s ia n d e l e g a t i o n s ,o n the* d e l i m i t a t i o n o f t h e se a b e d b o u n d a ry , i n th e

Tim or S ea, b etw ee n A u s t r a l i a and I n d o n e s ia had p ro c e e d e d v e ry s a t i s f a c t o r i l y .

These n e g o t i a t i o n s had now re a c h e d a s t a g e w here h e was h o p e f u l o f an

a g ree m en t b e in g c o n clu d ed e a r l y t h i s . w eek. .

A spokesm an f o r t h e D ep artm en t o f F o re ig n A f f a i r s s a id to d a y t h a t

a f u r t h e r s ta te m e n t on th e p ro g n e s s o f th e n e g o t i a t i o n s co u ld b e e x p e c te d

on Monday o r T u esd ay . ■ · .