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15 April 1948




15 April 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION
Correspondence between United Kingdom Delegation
and Commission Concerning Representation at Meet-
ings of Currency Board




The following correspondence has been exchanged between Mr. Fletcher-Cooke of the United Kingdom Delegation and Mr. Bunche, on behalf of the Commission, on the subject of an observer to attend meetings of the Currency Board.









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UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
13th April 1948

CONFIDENTIAL

My dear Bunche,

I observe from the second paragraph on page 34 of the Commission’s Report to the Second Special Session of the General Assembly (document No. A/532 of the 10th April) that “the Commission has accepted in principle the invitation by the United Kingdom Government to appoint an observer to attend meetings of the Currency Board before the 15th May .....”

2. I don’t seem to have received any intimation from you that this invitation has been accepted and I should, therefore, be glad to know whether you can confirm this so that I may inform His Majesty’s Government accordingly.


Yours sincerely,
/Sd/ J. Fletcher-Cooke

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche,
Principal Secretary to the United Nations
Commission on Palestine,
United Nations,
Lake Success.






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14 April 1948

My dear Fletcher-Cooke,

Pursuant to our recent telephone conversation en the subject, I wish to inform you formally that the Commission has agreed in principle to the suggestion of the Mandatory Power that the Commission appoint an observer to attend meetings of the Palestine Currency Board. The Commission, however, reserves its position regarding the future of the Currency Board after 15 May. In checking with Mr. Reedman on this matter, I discovered that he had assumed that it was understood by you that the Commission had reached this agreement, although it had not as yet decided on any appointment. I regret that there was apparently some misunderstanding on this point.

Will you be so kind as to inform me when the next meeting of the Currency Board will be held in order that the Commission may designate an observer, whose name will be communicated to you in due course.


Sincerely yours,
/Sd/ Ralph J. Bunche
Principal Secretary

Mr. J. Fletcher-Cooke,
Permanent United Kingdom Delegation
to the United Nations,
61st Floor,
350 Fifth Avenue,
New York 1, N.Y.

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