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1965 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference

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Host country 23x15px United Kingdom
Dates 17 June 1965
25 June 1965
Cities London
Participants 21
Chair Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister)
Follows 1964
Precedes January 1966
Key points
Commonwealth peace initiative to Vietnam, race relations, Rhodesia, Southern Africa, Cyprus, Commonwealth Secretariat

The 1965 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the fourteenth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in June 1965, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.

The Conference approves Prime Minister Wilson's proposal for a Commonwealth peace mission to Vietnam, Wilson subsequently shelved the initiative. The body also approves the creation of the Commonwealth Secretariat proposed at the previous summit and appoints Canadian Arnold Smith as the first Commonwealth Secretary-General. The meeting also discusses the crisis in Rhodesia, relations with South Africa and Portuguese colonies in Africa, and opposition by Asian and African Commonwealth countries to British, Australian and New Zealand's support for American intervention in the Vietnam War. The Commonwealth reaffirms its declaration that all Commonwealth states should work for societies based on racial equality.[1]


Nation Name Portfolio
23x15px United Kingdom Harold Wilson Prime Minister (Chairman)
23x15px Australia Robert Menzies Prime Minister
23x15px Canada Lester Pearson Prime Minister
23x15px Ceylon Justice Minister
23x15px Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou Foreign Minister
23x15px The Gambia Dawda Jawara Prime Minister
23x15px Ghana Kwame Nkrumah President
Template:Country data India India Lal Bahadur Shastri Prime Minister
Template:Country data Jamaica Jamaica Donald Sangster Acting Prime Minister
Template:Country data Kenya Kenya Joseph Murumbi Foreign Minister
23x15px Malawi Hastings Banda Prime Minister
23x15px Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman Prime Minister
23x15px Malta Giorgio Borġ Olivier Prime Minister
23x15px New Zealand Keith Holyoake Prime Minister
23x15px Nigeria Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Prime Minister
23x15px Pakistan Ayub Khan President
23x15px Sierra Leone Albert Margai Prime Minister
23x15px Tanzania Julius Nyerere President
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams Prime Minister
23x15px Uganda Milton Obote Prime Minister
23x15px Zambia Kenneth Kaunda President


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