267 Officer to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram Hag. 142 THE HAGUE, 6 October 1948

IMPORTANT

INDONESIA

My telegram No. 110. [1] KIRBY.

The Secretary General sent for me this morning and asked me to advise you that in their opinion the moment has come when Kirby's presence at Batavia might be important factor in success or otherwise of discussions which they anticipate on the basis of the Cochran plan. I said I would transmit this to you immediately.

2. I took the opportunity of speaking to Lovink on general lines of para. 2 of your telegram No. 97. [2] He seemed receptive and said he would have the matter looked into.

1 Document 227.

2 Paragraph 2 of Cablegram 97, dispatched on 30 September, conveyed the substance of paragraphs 2 and 3 of Document 258.

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