498 Eaton to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 468 BATAVIA, 31 December 1947, 11.55 a.m.

SECRET

Beel advised me privately he must return to Holland either 1st or 3rd January and regrets unable to accept invitation. [1] Official confirmation will be notified December 31st. Vredenburch also informed me privately that impossible for Beel to accept the invitation as no political solution of the Indonesian problem has been obtained.

1 See Documents 469, 477 and 493.

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