Your N.36. 
Please strongly discourage notion of sending Netherlands Indies Governor to this country. In the present situation appointment would be most embarrassing.
I regard it as an essential that van Kleffens should attend Pacific Conference referred to in my recent speech  and that future of Dutch New Guinea and Dutch Timor should then be discussed along principles already accepted by Portuguese Government in relation to Portuguese Timor.
These principles are stated in writing in certain letters between Eden and myself which I presume you have seen. 
If you can obtain agreement with Netherlands Government to such principles or better still agreement for a long lease to this country which would not impair Netherlands sovereignty you would achieve a diplomatic result of tremendous importance to the future security of Australia.
As you know Timor and Dutch New Guinea were left practically defenceless with resultant liability of dire consequence to Australia.
The matter needs most delicate handling as in case of Portugal but I am confident you can achieve the results desired.
Above all you must [kill]  the van Mook plan effectively but without publicity.