10 Evatt to Burton
Cablegram unnumbered SS DOMINION MONARCH, 3 January 1949, 6 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED
Before I received your latest message , I had already replied to your earlier one  which you will have received.  My views are fully expressed there. We must assert our right of initiative and participation in matters directly affecting region. As you know whole notion of regional co-operation for Security and Welfare in this area was initiated by me and we must not lose present opportunity. Question of time and place is extremely important as I point out in my earlier message.