70 Department of External Affairs to Ballard

Cablegram 132 CANBERRA, 28 May 1947, 3.30 p.m.

IMMEDIATE SECRET

Please convey personally to Van Mook and to Sjahrir a message from the Minister that the Government congratulates each and expresses pleasure at the agreement to make a joint approach to the Australian Government. [1] The Australian Government has decided to use its good offices as requested with the object, not only of sending goods to Indonesia, but also of ultimately resuming trade to the general benefit of all parties concerned.

1 See Document 66.

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