25 Department of External Affairs to Ballard

Cablegram 54 CANBERRA, 8 April 1947

IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET

1. It is proposed to enter into early discussions in Java with Indonesians and, so far as necessary, with Dutch also, on questions of trade, shipping and representation.

2. Immediately following telegrams contain:

(a) Text of message conveyed by Moodie to Sjahrir, in Delhi. [1]

(b) Moodie's report of Sjahrir's reception of proposal. [2]

(c) Instructions to you for action after perusal of (a) and (b) which are for your own background information solely. [3]

1 See Document 23.

2 See Document 24.

3 Document 26.

[AA:A3196, 1947, 0.5493]