The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the Netherlands
861. Dept has not received reply Depcirtel 384 Jan 15 re Chi representation UPU. USRep Cairo informs Dept that vote on US motion described Depcirtel and on Sov motion seat Chi Commie put over until morning session Jan 25 to permit certain delegates including Dutch Rep consult their govts. USDel indicates it possible Dutch Rep will abstain on US motion. Dept understands Cabinet has resigned. [Page 216] However, since voting situation re US motion precarious, Dept suggests you urgently approach FonOff and ask them if at all possible instruct Dutch Rep cast affirmative vote.