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Official visit by the Prime Minister of New Zealand



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PRESS STATEMENT NO.

. . ______ 10 March 197 5

OFFICIAL VISIT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND

The Prime Minister, the H o n . E.G. W h i t l a m , Q.C., M.P.,

announced today that the Prime Minister of New Z e a l a n d , the

R t . Hon. W . E . Rowling M.P., will make an official visit

to Australia from Sunday 23 March to T u e s d a y : 2 5 March 197 5. He will be accompanied by Mrs Rowling.

~ It will be the first visit to Australia by Mr.

Rowling since assuming office as -Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and will present a welcome opportunity to have wide ranging discussions on matters of mutual interest

to Australia and New Zealand.

The Prime Minister will arrive at Sydney on Sunday

afternoon where he will give a short press conference before flying to Canberra by RAAF Aircraft. In the evening Mr. and

Mrs. Rowling will be guests of honour at dinner given by

the Governor-General at Government H o u s e .

On Monday 24 March the Prime Minister will lay a wreath

at the Australian War Memorial before having official talks at Prime Minister level and with Cabinet Ministers at .

Parliament House. It is expected that the discussions will

continue in the a f t e r n o o n . .

Mr. Rowling has accepted an invitation to address the

National Press Club at lunch on M o n d a y . That evening Mr. and

Mrs. Rowling will have dinner at The Lodge.

The Prime Minister and Mrs. Rowling will leave

for Sydney on Monday evening and Stay at Kirribilli House

o v e r n i g h t . They will leave for New Zealand early the following

m o r n i n g .

C A N B E R R A , A.C.T.