641.0031/132: Telegram

The Chargé in New Zealand (Cox) to the Secretary of State

294. Department’s 182, June 14, 6 p.m.10 New Zealand officials told me on June 17 that Campbell (see Legation’s 180, April 5, noon11), [Page 1102] New Zealand representative at London meeting, had been given no instructions due to the absence from Wellington of both Nash12 and Fraser.13 They observed that New Zealand’s post-war interests revolved around overseas markets for its primary products. New Zealand was also concerned regarding the implications contained in article VII of United States–United Kingdom Mutual Aid Agreement. Nash told me today that he has been too occupied to send as yet any directive to Campbell. He mentioned the renewal of the Trade Agreements Act and that he would continue discussions when he returns to Washington. Time of return still indefinite.

  1. See footnote 6, p. 1100.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Walter Nash, New Zealand Minister in the United States.
  4. Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand.