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    Sir William Jowitt' s references to the importance of international co-operation and to collaboration with the International Labour Office were amplified in the speech with which Mr. Eden replied to the second day's debate. Reiterating our determination to assist in the immediate relief of post-war Europe, Mr. Eden pointed out that the manner in which, and the extent to which, we succeed or fail in co-operating with our Allies now will largely determine the course of post-war foreign policy. Whether we are able to maintain peace or not afterwards will depend on whether we can carry through the co-operation we have now established with the United States of America, with Soviet Russia and with China. The first need of Europe will be to build up an enduring system of defence against the possibility of renewed German aggression. He hoped that we are prepared to make our contribution to take our part because we understand that peace and security in Europe are part of our own peace and security.

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