248 Quinn to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram Hague 36 THE HAGUE, 26 February 1949, 3.42 p.m.

IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED

My telegram 30 [1] paragraph 3. Government communique this morning announces that it will seek to accelerate the transfer of sovereignty to date 'considerably earlier' than July 1st, 1950.

(b) Lifting of the remaining restrictions on the movement of Republican leaders.

(c) Proposed convocation of round table conference at The Hague March 12th to discuss the mode of transfer of sovereignty, simultaneous establishment of Netherlands-Indonesia Union on Federal Interim Government. [2]

(d) Invitation to U.N.C.I. to be present at the Conference in order to enable it to render its assistance.

1 Document 238.

2 This presumably refers to the Netherlands plan to transfer sovereignty after the establishment of an Indonesian Federal Interim Government.

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