1951 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference

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5th Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference
Dates 212 January 1951
Cities United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Participants 9
Chair Clement Attlee
(Prime Minister)
Follows 1949
Precedes 1952
Key points

The 1951 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the fifth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in January 1951, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

The principal topic of the conference was the Korean War with the summit issuing a declaration, proposed by Australian prime minister Robert Menzies, stating that the Commonwealth prime ministers "would welcome any feasible arrangement for a frank exchange of views with Stalin and Mao Tse-tung."[1] The Commonwealth leaders also called for peace treaty negotiations with Japan to be concluded as soon as possible (see Treaty of San Francisco).[1]


Nation Name Portfolio
 United Kingdom Clement Attlee Prime Minister (Chairman)
 Australia Robert Menzies Prime Minister
 Canada Louis St. Laurent Prime Minister
 Ceylon Don Stephen Senanayake Prime Minister
 India Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister
 New Zealand Sidney Holland Prime Minister
 Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan Prime Minister
 Southern Rhodesia Sir Godfrey Huggins Prime Minister
South Africa South Africa Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges Minister of the Interior