893.01/11–949: Airgram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Bliss) to the Secretary of State

A–2062. [Here follows report on Singapore Conference similar in substance to report given in memorandum of conversation on November 8, printed on page 184.]

On the afternoon of November 8, Mr. Peter Scarlett, Head of Far Eastern Department, Foreign Office … stated that, although in general the reactions received from the interested friendly governments up to the present were only of a preliminary nature (Embtel 4353, October 3117), on the whole they were sympathetic with the British inclination toward early recognition. Two of the powers consulted had emphasized that it would be embarrassing to recognize the new government before the end of the present session of the UNGA.

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