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Diplomatic appointment: Federal Republic of Germany



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MINISTER FOR

FOREIGN AFFAIRS No. M66 Date

9 June 1982

NEWS RELEASE THE HON. TONY STREET, M.P.

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DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

The Minister for Foreign A f f a i r s / the Hon. Tony Street

MP/ today announced the appointment of Mr Robin Ashwin as A u s tra lia 's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr Ashwin/ 51/ w i l l succeed Mr Max Loveday MBE/ who has been Ambassador in Bonn since 1977.

Mr Street said that the Australian Government valued

its close and cooperative p o l i t i c a l and commercial relationship

with the Federal Republic of Germany/ whose s t a b i l i t y and

economic strength have led i t to play an increasingly important

and i n f l u e n t i a l role in world a f f a i r s . Australia attached

importance to the fu rther development and strengthening of this relatio n sh ip .

Mr Ashwin/ who is the head of the Department's

In te rn a tio n a l Organisations/ Africa and Middle East Division

in Canberra/ was formerly A u s tra lia's Ambassador to Egypt from 1975 to 1978. He has also served in A u s tra lia 's UN Mission in

New York/ Bangkok/ Bonn/ London and Seoul.