Australian PM backs off on peace pact opposition in return




 
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April 15th, 2005  
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Topic: Australian PM backs off on peace pact opposition in return


AFP - Prime Minister John Howard's point-blank refusal to sign an ASEAN non-aggression pact softened after he received a tentative assurance that inking the treaty would allow Australia to become a full member of an emerging East Asia regional grouping.

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