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Message of sympathy to Burma



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PRIME MINISTER

PRESS STATEMENT N O.(5111

9 June 1975 ^

MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO BURMA • —T

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The Prime Minister, Mr Whitlam, said today that the Government has expressed its sympathy to the : people of Burma for the loss of life and damage caused by the recent cyclone in the Irrawaddy Division of Burma. He said that in the light of Australia's recent Darwin experiences the Government appreciated

the difficulties and challenges the Burmese Government faced in the task of reconstruction.

The Australian Government has decided to make'· an allocation of $A10,000 to the Burmese Government for relief purposes. Mr Whitlam said that he hoped that this would go some way to assist Burma with the . ~

purchase of essential itmes for cyclone relief.

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