45 Kirby to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN91 NEW YORK, 6 February 1948, 8.16 p.m.

SECRET

Your telegram 64.

Three members of Committee here have agreed to telegraph individually their deputies as follows- 'Understand the Committee in Batavia has called the attention of Dutch authorities to the urgency of arranging for immediate supplementation of number of Military assistants. At same time difficulties are reported concerning trip of Australian assistants from Australia. Members of Committee think highly desirable you do everything to immediately fix difficulties. You are at liberty to use this telegram as you think fit.' 2. Please pass to Critchley unless matter now adjusted according to penultimate paragraph of your telegram and if further trouble get Critchley to telegraph officially to Committee here when we will act.

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