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Diplomatic appointment: Nauru



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M102 23 August 1982 THE HON. TONY STREET! M.P.

DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT : NAURU

The M i n i s t e r f o r F o r e i g n A f f a i r s / t h e Hon Tony

S t r e e t MPz t o d a y announced t h e a p p o i n t m e n t o f Mr Ross Smi th

as A u s t r a l i a ' s Hi gh Commi ssi oner i n N a u r u .

The M i n i s t e r s a i d t h a t A u s t r a l i a and Nauru e n j o y e d

a c l o s e r e l a t i o n s h i p whi ch had d e v e l o p e d out o f l ong h i s t o r i c

t i e s . As w e l l Nauru was an i m p o r t a n t r e g i o n a l p a r t n e r and

a member o f t h e South P a c i f i c Forum.

Mr S m i t h / 5 4 / who was born i n I p s w i c h / Q u e e n s l a n d /

w i l l t a k e up h i s a p p o i n t m e n t s h o r t l y . Mr Smi t h was C o n s u l -

G e n e r a l i n Lae f r om 1974 t o 1976 and has a l s o s e r v e d i n

J a k a r t a / I s l a m a b a d and V i e n n a .