SYDNEY (Jul. 10)
R.G. Casey, Australian Minister for External Affairs, today disclosed that he had sent a formal protest to the Egyptian Government against the restrictions the latter has placed on Suez Canal traffic since the outbreak of the Palestine war in 1948.
Minister Casey stressed the commercial and military importance of the Canal as a link between Europe and the East. After detailing Australia’s interests in the Canal, he pointed out that the Suez Canal Convention provides free passage during peace and war.