Appointment for Coral Sea Week Representatives
The President today announced the appointment of Jack H. Watson, Jr., and Ambassador Edward J. Perkins to represent the United States in Australia during the celebration of Coral Sea Week.
"I am pleased to appoint Jack Watson to join Ambassador Perkins as the U.S. representatives on this momentous occasion," the President said. "I have known Jack for many years. As President Carter's former Chief of Staff, he understands particularly well the important relationship between the United States and Australia, and I am confident he will represent the United States well. We join them in celebrating our friendship with Australia and look forward to continuing our excellent relations across a range of economic, political, and global issues."
NOTE: Biographies of the appointees were made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.
William J. Clinton, Appointment for Coral Sea Week Representatives Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/219303