126 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations

Cablegram 444, CANBERRA, 20 September 1949, 6 p.m.

CONFIDENTIAL

In event of China seeking to include on Agenda breaches of Sino-Soviet Treaty you should support move and indicate that matter should be discussed on its merits. When discussion takes place on substance further direction should be sought from here as to policy to be followed.[1]

[1] Following a request by China, Plenary approved inclusion of the Chinese item in the agenda on 29 September 1949. It was then forwarded to the First Committee.

[AA : A1838, 3107/40/52/1, I]