375. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations 1

128777. Subject: Chirep.


Canadian Embassy gave us following text July 16 of latest GOC position on Chirep:

“The Canadian Govt. has decided that if the ‘Important Question’resolution is introduced in relation to the ‘Albanian Resolution’ in the next session of the UNGA Canada will vote against the Important Question resolution. The Govt. has also decided that Canada will oppose a ‘reverse Important Question’ formula, i.e. any move to make the ‘expulsion’ of Taiwan proposed in the Albanian Resolution subject to two-thirds majority vote. In effect this means that the Canadian delegation will oppose proposals that would have the effect of delaying the entry of the PRC into the UN through linking continuing participation of Taiwan representatives in the UN with the seating of representative of the PRC.”

Canadians have also informed UK, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Italy, Austria and PRC of this position.
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, UN 6 CHICOM. Confidential; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by William A. Brown, cleared by Starbird and Mansfield, and approved by Brown. Also sent to Ottawa, London, Wellington, Canberra, Tokyo, Brussels, Taipei, Rome, Vienna, and Hong Kong.