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December 21, 2016
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June 30, 2008
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February 15, 1950
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r, 'n Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060039-2 5 FES 1950 GENERAL 1. Philippine bid for Pacific union--The Department of State has been informed that Philippine UN representa- tive Romulo has issued an invitation to eight Pacific and Southeast Asian countries to meet during March 1950 "to ascertain whether agreement could be reached" on a non-Communist regional association limited to political, cultural, and economic affairs. According to Romulo, Burma, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Thailand have already indicated their willingness to attend the meeting; Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, and India were also invited. Mean - while,the Department has learned that although New Zealand would be interested in a Pacific security pact which in- cluded the US and the UK, the New Zealand Government "does not look with favor" on Romulo's projected organiza- tion, State Dept. review completed D 7 1 , No. C:, -r.E in Class. ^ TO: TS S I` _ 4 Apr 77 fi.MAi 1978 By, lla9'a 121.6 I" Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060039-2