Thank you for your telegram of 21st November No. 415  about negotiations with Siam.
We recognise the Australian Government's interest in developments in Siam and have had it in mind throughout negotiations to date.
But your telegram under reply is the first indication which has reached us that the Australian Government wish to take part.  As negotiations are now in an advanced stage we are as a first step consulting Mr. Dening.
I will telegraph again as soon as possible.