192 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN569 NEW YORK, 23 June 1948, 6.59 p.m.

IMMEDIATE SECRET

INDONESIA

1. In council meetings today Indonesia, Philippines, Netherlands, Soviet Union, China, Australia and United States spoke. Discussion was concerned partly with report of Committee of Good Offices on Bandung conference [1] and partly with latest report from Committee concerning Australian-United States proposal. [2] Upshot was that president said he would communicate requesting them to continue efforts of conciliation. Forwarding verbatim record of council proceedings and asking them to keep council informed. Next meeting Thursday 1st.

2. Detailed report follows. [3]

1 See note 7 to Document 186.

2 Cablegram dated 22 June, from the Committee of Good Offices to the President of the Security Council transmitting a reply to his Cablegram of 18 June (see Document 187 and note a thereto). The full text of this Cablegram is given in United Nations, Security Council Official Records, Third Year, Supplement for June, pp.147- 50.

3 Document 194.

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