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ROK Foreign Minister to visit Australia



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Date THE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P.

27 January 1977

ROK FOREIGN MINISTER TO VISIT AUSTRALIA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr Park Tong-jin, will visit Australia from 23-26 February at the.invitation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Andrew Peacock.

Announcing this today, the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Ian Sinclair, said that Mr Park's visit would provide an opportunity for a useful exchange of views on many issues, particularly regional matters.

Mr Park, 54, is a career diplomat. He was appointed Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1961 and in the same year became Ambassador in Saigon. He was then successively Ambassador to Brazil (1962-1968), head of the ROK Mission in Geneva (1968-1973) and Ambassador in Charge of the ROK Observer Mission to

the United Nations in New York (1973-1975). He became Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1975.