John C.P.Mcewen...Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade of Australia...met Friday (19 April) with President?
John C.P.Mcewen...Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade of Australia...met Friday (19 April) with President Kennedy at the White House.
After the session...McEwen said he and the President had discussed the so-called "kennedy round" of international trade and tariff negotiations, scheduled to begin early next year.The negotiations are named in honour of the President's Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
McEwen told newsmen: "our overwhelming interest is to support the administration in getting a better balance in the Geneva arrangements.The principal interests...From Australia's point of view, of course...is the American proposal that the reduction in industrial tariffs should be conditioned by a better arrangement to open opportunities for trade in international trade and agricultural products."
After the White House meeting, McEwen and the President posed for pictures on the portio with Sir Howard Beale, Australian Ambassador to the U-S; Griffith Johnson of the U-S State Department, and Jack Behrman, of the U-S Commerce Department.