110. Memorandum of Conversation0


  • Indonesian Situation


  • Mr. Moekarto, Indonesian Ambassador
  • The Secretary
  • Mr. Mein, Director, Office of Southwest Pacific Affairs

In a discussion of the Indonesian situation the Secretary said he wished to assure the Ambassador that we are seeking to prevent acts from neighboring countries designed in some form to help those who seem to be trying to stop the drift of Indonesia toward communism. He said that we cannot go on exerting this pressure, and he is not sure we will wish to do so, unless something is done by the Indonesian Government to stop the drift. The Secretary said he hoped, therefore, that the government would take such action as is possible to curb the trend.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 756D.00/5–2358. Top Secret; Limited Distribution. Drafted by Mein.