Cablegram 151 WELLINGTON, 4 September 1944, 9.25 p.m.
Following from the Prime Minister for the Prime Minister.
You will remember that at the Canberra Conference in January last,
the question of further similar discussions was raised and it was
then generally understood and agreed that there might well be a
meeting in Wellington towards the end of the present year. This is
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 37(a) of the
Canberra Agreement. 
2. With the rapid development of events, both in Europe and in the
Pacific during the past few months, it seems to me very desirable
that we should meet in order to review the working of the
Agreement and to exchange views on the many important questions of
mutual concern arising thereunder. I should be delighted to
welcome you and such of your Ministerial colleagues as seems
appropriate to the Dominion for the purpose. As to the time, I
would suggest that, if it fits in with your plans, November would
be the most convenient as I anticipate that we shall not be clear
of the present session of Parliament and of the Labour Party
Conference before that time.
3. If these arrangements are acceptable, the detail of an agenda
could be settled between us, but tentatively it might include such
subjects as the following:-
(a) Armistice and post hostilities planning-particularly in the
Pacific (Articles 7 to 11 of the Agreement).
(b) Collaboration in matters affecting the welfare and advancement
of native peoples in the Pacific (Articles 28 to 31).
(c) Co-operation in security and defence (Articles 13 to 16).
(d) Civil aviation (Articles 17 to 23).
(e) Development of trade and joint planning of industrial
development (Article 35(c)).