10 Evatt to Burton

Cablegram unnumbered SS DOMINION MONARCH, 3 January 1949, 6 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED

Before I received your latest message [1], I had already replied to your earlier one [2] which you will have received. [3] 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.

1 Document 4.

2 Document 505 in Volume XIII.

3 Document 9.

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