217 Gollan to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 212 NEW DELHI, 22 March 1949, 1.20 p.m.

IMMEDIATE CONFIDENTIAL

Received 23 March 1949

Our telegram 205. Burmese Government agrees to exchange of diplomatic representatives with Australia at level of Charge d'Affaires en titre. They will be delighted to receive Australian representative in Rangoon whenever the Australian Government decides to send him. They regret that they are not in a position yet to send a Burmese representative.

They will be glad to arrange hotel accommodation for the officer (or two officers) who will arrive to make preliminary arrangements, and the question of suitable accommodation for the Australian representative will be considered when this officer arrives.

2. Burmese Government would be glad to have your reaction to the above.

3. Kindly confirm whether junior officer is going forward from Singapore on 25th March. His itinerary would also be appreciated.

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