Editorial Note

On August 28, the Department of State issued to the press a statement explaining that the Department of State had approached the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom informally with a suggestion that a solution for the territorial problem of Antarctica be discussed. For the text of the statement, see Department of State Bulletin, September 5, 1948, page 301. The files of the Department indicate that the statement was issued because statements regarding the Antarctica discussions had already been issued by British Foreign Office and the Chilean Foreign Ministry.