20 Department of External Affairs to External Affairs Officer in London and Legation in Washington
Cablegrams 45, 60 CANBERRA, 11 January 1946
On 12th October the Lebanese Minister in Washington  asked the Australian Minister at Washington if the Commonwealth Government formally recognized the Government of Lebanon. He was apparently unaware that about the same time Dr. Evatt agreed in London to request of Lebanese Minister  for establishment of a Lebanese consulate in Sydney.
2. Please inform the Lebanese Minister in London that we fully recognize his Government and would be glad to receive consul.
3. Appropriate action should be taken in Washington with Lebanese Minister.
4. Reference telegram D.356  from Dominions Office. Please inform Syrian Minister  that we recognize Syrian Government and when it wishes, will be glad to receive consul.