- Costello Gallipoli visit `a privilege` -
Federal Treasurer Peter Costello said today he was privileged
to be able to go to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day.
Mr Costello said he had never been before but he particularly wanted to go
to Gallipoli at a time of war.
"It`s customary for somebody from the government to be at Gallipoli, but
from a personal point of view I`ve never been before," Mr Costello
told Sydney radio 2UE.
"But I just thought at a time when Australian troops are in combat in Iraq,
which is not far from Gallipoli actually ...
I just thought it was a wonderful privilege and opportunity
to be at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day."
Mr Costello will later travel on to Paris to address a major conference
organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation
and Development (OECD).
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will also speak
at the OECD Forum 2003: Grow, Develop and Prosper,
on April 28 and 29.
by Herald Sun
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