340.290/2–1251: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consulate General at Lahore


55. For Gay and Wainhouse.1 Neth Emb has informed Dept that Dutch Rep ECAFE will take position that any motion on question Chi representation is out of order. Assume this means Dutch will support our position in Comisn, Sub-Comite and Comite. According Dutch Emb UK rep will support any motion which wld keep Chi representation issue on procedural grounds and avoid vote on substance. Dept checking this with Brit Emb and will send further info soonest. Suggest you urgently check with Brit and Dutch reps and report niact if their understanding is not in accord with above. If recognizing states prefer motion to effect that Sub-Comite and Comite not competent, you are authorized support on ground voting composition these bodies is not same as ECAFE, namely that FE non-UN Members, including non-self-governing territories, have right vote.

  1. Respectively, Merrill C. Gay, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (Rusk), United States Representative to ECAFE, and David W. Wainhouse, Deputy Director of the Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs (UNP), Adviser to the U.S. Representative. For information regarding the Seventh Session of the Economic Commission on Asia and the Far East, due to meet at Lahore, Pakistan, February 28–March 7, 1951, and the United States,, delegation thereto, see Department of State Bulletin, February 26, 1951, p. 357.