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Australia/Japan Ministerial Committee meeting



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N E W S R E L E A S E

D A T E

5 28 December 1976

AUSTRALIA/JAPAN MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE MEETING

The Minister for Foreign A f f a i r s M r Andrew Peacock,

announced today that a delegation of Australian Ministers will

attend the Australia/Japan Ministerial Committee meeting in Tokyo

on 17-18 January.

The Australian delegation will comprise: the Minister for

Foreign Affairs (convener), the Treasurer, the Minister for Primary

Industry and the Minister for Transport.

The Japanese delegation will comprise: the Minister for

Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Finance, the Minister fo’r- Agiicuit-

ure and Forestry, the Minister for International Trade and Industry,

the Minister for Transport and the Minister of State for Economic ;

Planning.

The meeting will be the fourth in the series of regular

consultations at Ministerial level between Japan and Australia.

The previous meetings were in Canberra in 1972 and 1975 and in

Tokyo in 1973.

Following keynote addresses by the Australian and Japanese

Foreign Ministers, the agenda will cover a broad range of issues,

including international and national economic and financial matters,

bilateral and multilateral trade questions, the investment

policies of the two countries and related topics of mutual interest.