162 Department of External Affairs to Shaw

Cablegram 26, CANBERRA, 2 February 1949

IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED

[matter omitted]

2. The Minister is considering question of recognition of South Korean Government, which need not in any event raise the question of appointment of diplomatic or consular representative in Seoul.

3. Australian participation in sponsorship of the Assembly resolution succeeded in ensuring the presentation and acceptance of a resolution which placed greater limitation on the terms of recognition of the South Korean Government than was originally intended by the United States.

4. It is desired that you report subsequently in detail on administrative arrangements in Seoul necessary for Australian member of Commission.

[AA : A1838, 852/20/4, V]