The Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Gough Whitlam met Indonesia's Foreign Minister, Mr Adam Malik in Djakarta on Thursday (22 Feb) as part of his four-day visit to Indonesia.
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Background: The Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Gough Whitlam met Indonesia's Foreign Minister, Mr Adam Malik in Djakarta on Thursday (22 Feb) as part of his four-day visit to Indonesia.
While he was in Djakarta, Mr Whitlam addressed the Indonesian Parliament and called for a new grouping of Asian and Pacific nations, aimed at protecting the region against interference from the great powers.
The Australian leader said that he and his government saw great merit in such a grouping, and that he'd already raised the matter during a discussion on Tuesday (20 Feb) with Indonesia's President Suharto.
Before he left for Australia, Mr Whitlam was due to raise the proposal again with Mr Malik.