501.BC Indonesia/11–249: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the Netherlands

secret   priority

966. Ushic 42. For Cochran from Secy: Upon successful conclusion RTC, if you consider it helpful to do so, pls convey van Royen, Hatta, and Hamid as Reps of three Dels, my personal congratulations on statesmanlike manner in which conference has been conducted. I have faith in the wisdom of the course they have pursued. While fully conscious of difficult adjustments that lie ahead, I believe that conference will mark a renewed growth of friendship and cooperation between people of Neth and people of Indon, which will lead to the increasing prosperity of both. You may assure them that US stands ready to help promote that objective.

For your info, I have requested Chapin convey similar msg to Stikker.1

  1. Telegram 968, November 2, 1 p. m., not printed (856d.00/11–249). For statement by Secretary Acheson issued as a press release on November 3, see Department of State Bulletin, November 14, 1949, p. 752; for statement by Senator Frank P. Graham, issued as a press release the same day, see ibid., p. 753.