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207 Mr H. Fitzmaurice, U.K. Consul-General in Batavia, to Mr W. M. Hughes, Minister for External Affairs

Letter BATAVIA, 29 April 1938

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the
5th April [1], in which you were good enough to inform me that His
Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia has decided
against the establishment of an air connection with Dilli.

2. In regard to your request for information as to further
developments in this matter, I have the honour to inform you that
the Manager of K.N.I.L.M. informed me in conversation a week or
two ago that the Government of Portuguese Timor has lately been
showing interest in the possibility of the establishment of air
connection with the Netherlands East Indies by a service of
K.N.I.L.M. and the matter was now receiving consideration. I said
that this sounded very satisfactory, and that I hoped such a line
might materialise.


1 Document 176.

[AA : A981, AVIATION 101]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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