208 Cabinet Minute

Minute 10 CANBERRA, 7 September 1939

INTERNATIONAL SITUATION

The Minister for External Affairs [1] read cables on the international position. The question was again raised by Mr Spender [2] as to the necessity of Cabinet's indicating to the British Government the need for reopening negotiations with Japan.

After discussion it was decided that a cable be despatched to the British Government intimating our apprehension as to the position in the East. [3]

1 Sir Henry Gullett.

2 P. C. Spender, Minister without portfolio assisting the Treasurer.

3 See Document 219.

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