Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 252: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation 1


Tosec 406. It seems clear from Canberra’s 290 rptd Tosec 371,2 other messages from Peaslee and talks here with Spencer that Australians are convinced of the need for developing collective arrangements for Southeast Asia area. With recent development in Eden’s position, it should be easier for Australia and New Zealand to assist in carrying project forward and I am sure Casey’s return to Geneva will give you opportunity to enlist his aid. I understand he plans return home via Washington and in your discretion tell him I am delighted he plans stop in Washington and will look forward to opportunity of good discussions with him. Suggest to him that he let me know his plans as soon as they are firm.

  1. Repeated to Canberra as telegram 246.
  2. Dated June 8. p. 1062.