218 Department of External Affairs to Gollan
Cablegram 144 CANBERRA, 28 March 1949, 5.40 p.m.
Your 212. For your own information, continued deterioration of
situation in Burma, which now appears to have reached stage where
Burmese Government exercises very little control outside Rangoon,
has led us to the conclusion that little is to be gained by trying
to establish a Mission in Rangoon until the situation becomes
2. You should, however, inform Burmese Ambassador that we are
pleased to receive Burmese Government's agreement in principle to
exchange of diplomatic representatives, that we may not now be
able to send a representative to Burma as early as we had hoped,
but that we look forward to pursuing the matter further with the
Burmese Government as soon as circumstances permit.
[AA: A1838/280, 441/1/1, i]