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273 Evatt to Bevin

Message [1] CANBERRA, 19 October 1949

Begins. Thanks for your message. [2] The Crucial thing is that,
when action is taken, whether at the United Nations or separately,
it should be joint action and synchronised. It occurred to me that
perhaps, prior to negotiations regarding recognition and part of
the agreement regarding recognition, we could get some specific
undertaking from the new Government to respect the territorial
integrity of Hong Kong and other neighbouring territories. A joint
commission of some kind might be established to keep in touch for
this purpose. Ends.

1 Conveyed through the UK High Commissioner.

2 Document 272.

[AA:A1838/278, 494/2/10, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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