163 Department of External Affairs to Shaw

Cablegram 28, CANBERRA, 3 February 1949, 9 p.m.

CONFIDENTIAL

KOREA 1. Section of report of Delegation on Korean Question and speech[1] of Australian delegate to first committee are being forwarded by air.

2. We feel that Australian representative should endeavour to concentrate attention of the commission on the attainment of Korean unity by methods described in paragraph 4 (b) of resolution[2] i.e. removal of barriers to economic, social and other friendly intercourse caused by the division of Korea.

3. Please keep in touch with Indian delegate and act in concert when possible.

[1] Document 158.

[2] See Document 157.

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