319 Evatt to Makin

Cablegram unnumbered LONDON, 16 October 1945, 5.45 p.m.

SECRET

Have received a request from the Lebanese Minister in London [1] for establishment of a Lebanese Consulate or Honorary Consulate in Sydney and in reply I have stated that the Government is agreeable to the proposal and will await the nomination of a representative by the Lebanese Government. [2]

1 Camille Charnoun.

2 An earlier approach had been made to Bruce. In view of the unsettled conditions in the Levant states, Bruce advised Curtin to withhold a reply pending developments. See Bruce's cablegram 74A, dispatched 13 June, on file AA : A1066, M45/24/2.

[AA : A1066, IC45/15/23/1]