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352 Embassy in Washington to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 413 WASHINGTON, 4 May 1949, 10.49 a.m.


FEC 85.

Your 253. [1]

Japanese participation in International Relations.

The Minister agrees that the United States proposal is undesirable
and should be strongly opposed. The question of Japanese Foreign
Relations is a matter for all countries who contributed to the
Pacific victory, i.e., for the F.E.C. No basic change should be
made until the peace treaty is signed and the opportunity should
be taken to stress the need for early treaty. [2]

1 Document 351.

2 Burton replied to the United States Note on 11 May 1949
expressing Evatt's views and those of the Department. On 26 May
Bullock made a statement in similar terms at FEC meeting.

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Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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