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Joint statement on Ministerial talks on Torres Strait



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No. M100 Date 30 August 1978 THE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P.

JOINT STATEMENT ON MINISTERIAL TALKS ON TORRES STRAIT

The Papua New Guinea Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Ν» Ebia Olewale, M.P., and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Andrew Peacock, M.P., have concluded two days of discussions in Sydney on a text of a treaty on maritime boundaries

and on other issues relating to the Torres Strait.

The two Ministers said that considerable and satisfactory progress had been made on the drafting of the treaty articles.

Certain technical aspects are being further developed and checked by· officials, preparatory to another ministerial meeting in the near future.