Australian Premier Menzies arrived in Ottawa, June 8, with his wife Dame Pattie Menzies, at the start of their three-day informal visit to Canada.
SV PAN.. Mr. Menzies and wife leave plane, greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Diefenbaker
CU Mr. Menzies
SV PAN.. Mr. Menzies signs book
SV Mr. Menzies enters car
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Background: Australian Premier Menzies arrived in Ottawa, June 8, with his wife Dame Pattie Menzies, at the start of their three-day informal visit to Canada. At the airport to great the visitors was Canadian Primer Minister Diefenbaker, and his wife. On behalf of the Governor-General, Mr Esmond Butler was also present.
Mr. Menzies, who had been attending the South-East Asia Treaty Organization meeting in Washington, will have talks with the Canadian Premier and his Cabinet on mutual security pacts in the Atlantic and Pacific.
During his visit the Australian statesman will attend the Royal-Assent ceremony, at which the recent Canada-Australia trade agreement Bill will be declared law. It is expected that both Premiers will take advantage of this chance to discuss Commonwealth affairs in general.