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8 January 1974

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATIONS GOING ABROAD

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the

Hon, DoRo Willesee announced today that two Parliamentary

delegations would leave this week to visit countries in South

and V/est Asia»

The first delegation, led by the Minister for

Repatriation, Senator the Hon, R.G. Bishop, would leave on

10 January to visit Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka»

Members of the delegation will comprise:

Senator G.A. Davidson

Senator L«D„ Wilkinson

Mr DoMo Cameron, M'.P« , '

Mr AoSo Luchetti, M.P«

■Mr AoWo Mulder, M„,P.

Mr F.L, 0 "Keefe, M»P.

This delegation would be the first Australian

Parliamentary delegation to visit Bangladesh since independence

and the first to visit Burma for over ten years.

The second delegation leaving on 11 January, would

visit India, Iran and Pakistan, It will be led by the

Hon, Les Johnson, M»P,, Minister for Housing and Construction

and will include: '

Senator Condon Byrne

Senator C,G, Primmer

Mr U.E. Innes, M,P,

Mr IoW, Maisey, Μ,Ρ,

Mr P.F, Morris,. Μ,Ρ,

Mr IoBoC, Wilson, Μ,Ρ. .

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The visits to India and Pakistan reflect the

continuing interest of Australia in further developing relations

with these important countries of the sub-continent, with· whom

Australia shares so many traditions and ideas» The visit to Iran

is the first by an Australian Parliamentary group, and reflects

the importance of Australia’s growing relationship with that

country.