377 Mr A.T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 668 LONDON, 20 November 1939, 9.35 P.M.

MOST SECRET

Timor.

Reference my telegram 639. [1] Now established that Comparhia Ultramarina de Petroleos is a Portuguese company set up by Oil Concessions Limited. You will doubtless have been advised direct from Lisbon [2] of the Portuguese decree of 27th October authorising Minister of Colonies [3] to grant concession to this company.

STIRLING

1 Document 349.

2 No record of such advice has been found.

3 Dr F.J.V. Machado.

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