131 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN970, NEW YORK, 8 December 1949, 12.39 p.m.

PRIORITY

China Item.

1. Australian United States etcetera Joint Resolution adopted today by Plenary 45 votes to 5 (Soviet Group), no abstentions.

2. Resolution for reference to Interim Committee adopted by 32 votes, 5 against (Soviet) with 17 abstentions. Pakistan and New Zealand voted in favour and other four Commonwealth abstained. Netherlands, four Scandinavians, Mexico, Brazil also abstained.

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