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Prime Minister's attendance at UNCTAD 5



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FOR MEDIA 22 APRIL 1979

PRIME MINISTER'S ATTENDANCE AT UNCTAD 5

The Prime Minister will visit the Phillipines from 8 -.11 May

at the invitation of President Marcos.

While in Manila he will address the Fifth Session of the

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which is

meeting from 7 May - 01 June.

He'will have talks with President Marcos and with Prime Minister Ohira of Japan who is also addressing the Fifth UNCTAD.Session.

The Prime Minister said the issues of international trade and

development on which the Conference will focus are of fundamental importance not only to developing countries, but

to the international community at. large.

He said Australia had been actively seeking to achieve progress

in the. dialogue between the developed and developing countries.

The Prime Minister's discussions with Prime Minister Ohira

will cover the forthcoming Economic Summit in Tokyo at which

Mr Ohira will be host.

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