747.47H/16: Telegram

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

74. The Prime Minister has asked me to hasten to assure Secretary Hull and the President in connection with the Department’s telegram No. 63 of February 1, 6 p.m.,15 that he is in entire accord with that message and was very glad to receive it; that there is no intention to call this regional conference until after their return from the Prime Ministers’ conference in London which will probably be held early in May; that he and Dr. Evatt [sic] plan previously have full and frank discussions in Washington before and after the London Conference; that a more formal reply will be forthcoming soon.

In connection with Mr. Fraser’s trip to London mentioned in this Legation’s airgram No. A–4 dated January 13, 10 a.m.,16 he again mentioned that it was essential for Mrs. Fraser to accompany him and that he would like to leave here immediately after Easter to stop over in Washington en route. On his return from London he will be glad to remain in the United States as long as desirable. If a plane of ours could not pick them up in New Zealand he said they could arrange to make connections with it in Noumea or Suva.

  1. See footnote 12, p. 177.
  2. Not printed.