255 Embassy in Washington to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 190 WASHINGTON, 28 February 1949, 8.23 p.m.



Your 117 [1] to Australian Delegation to United Nations, New York.

During a Press Conference, 26th February, Van Kleffens made statement, the text of which is contained in our immediately preceding telegram. [2]

It appears Van Kleffens had in mind that the basis for round-table conference would not be the Security Council Resolution [3] nor the whole Cochran Plan [4], but selected points on which tentative agreement was reached, e.g. Hatta's letter to Cochran of 13th December [5], in the conversations between Hatta and Stikker.

1 Document 251.

2 Document 258.

3 Document 168.

4 See Document 237 and 238 in Volume XIII.

5 The text of Hatta's letter to Cochran dated 13 December 1948 is given in United Nations, Security Council Official Records, Third Year, Supplement for December, pp.215-18.

[AA : A1838, 403/3/1/1, xxi]