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1964 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference

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13th Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference
Host country United Kingdom
Dates8–15 July 1964
ChairSir Alec Douglas-Home
(Prime Minister)
Key points

The 1964 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the 13th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in July 1964, and was hosted by the UK's Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

With the collapse of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the Commonwealth decided to exclude the white minority rule regime of Southern Rhodesia from the conference for the first time as it was not an independent state. The conference communique rejected any prospective Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the colony and called for all party talks to achieve a multi-racial state. The meeting also reaffirmed its opposition to apartheid, expressed concern about racial strife in British Guiana and the situation in Cyprus. The Commonwealth meeting expressed sympathy for Malaysia in its conflict with Indonesia. The creation of a Commonwealth Secretariat was also proposed.[1]


Nation Name Portfolio
 United Kingdom Sir Alec Douglas-Home Prime Minister (Chairman)
 Australia Robert Menzies Prime Minister
 Canada Lester Pearson Prime Minister
 Ceylon Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister
 Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou Foreign Minister
 Ghana Kwame Nkrumah President
 India T. T. Krishnamachari Finance Minister
 Jamaica Donald Sangster Finance Minister
 Kenya Jomo Kenyatta Prime Minister
 Malawi Hastings Banda Prime Minister
 Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman Prime Minister
 New Zealand Keith Holyoake Prime Minister
 Nigeria Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Prime Minister
 Pakistan Ayub Khan President
 Sierra Leone Albert Margai Prime Minister
 Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams Prime Minister
 Uganda Milton Obote Prime Minister
 Tanzania Julius Nyerere President


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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