|Consul General Duan Jielong Congratulated the Hon. Gough Whitlam AC, CVO on his 96th Birthday|
On the eve of the 96th birthday of former Prime Minister Hon. Gough Whitlam AC, CVO, Consul General Duan Jielong recently visited his office to send his best wishes, and was warmly received by the Hon. Tony Whitlam QC, son of Mr. Whitlam.
Consul General Duan congratulated Mr. Whitlam on his birthday on behalf of the Chinese Government and people. He spoke highly of Mr. Whitlam’s contribution to China-Australia relations when 40 years ago, as Prime Minister of Australia, he made the historical decision to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. He wished Mr. Whitlam longevity and happy life.
On behalf of Mr. Whitlam, Mr. Tony Whitlam thanked the Chinese Government and Mr. Consul General for the warm greetings, and pledged continuous support for a strong China-Australia relationship.