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    The Australian Defence Minister Jim Killen had talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Hussein Onn on the regional security and bilateral cooperation in defence matters.

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    The Australian Defence Minister Jim Killen had talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Hussein Onn on the regional security and bilateral cooperation in defence matters.

    Mr. Killen, who is on a five-day visit to Malaysia in the first leg of a familiarization tour of Southeast Asian countries, met Hessein Onn on Monday (April 24) and exchanged views on the security situation in the region.

    The sources said they had talks specially on the five power defence agreement of which Australia and Malaysia are members together with Singapore, Britain and New Zealand for the defence of Malaysia and Singapore.

    According to the sources, Mr. Killen briefed Hussein Onn that Australia will continue to maintain its defence aid commitments to Malaysia, running currently at four million Australian dollars a year.

    Mr. Killen said Australia would continue to provide training for Malaysian troops and cadets as part of the defence cooperation, the sources said.

    The swuadrons of Australian Air Forces Mirage jets are stationed in Malaysia under the five power defence agreement, and there was no proposal at present to pull out these jet fighters.

    The meeting was also attended by Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Defence Mokhter Hashim and the Chief of Malaysia Armed Forces staff Gen. Mohamed Abdul Ghaffar.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35CU5ODLCJN5HA1OXKHPBUH8I
    Media URN:
    VLVA35CU5ODLCJN5HA1OXKHPBUH8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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