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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎16r] (33/92)

The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Article 9.
This Agreement has been drawn up in duplicate in English and Arabic, both
texts having equal force. Instruments of ratification shall be exchanged by the
two Contracting Parties as soon as possible. It shall come into force as from the
date of the exchange of instruments of ratification and shall be valid for a period
of five years from that date.
If neither of the two Contracting Parties gives notice to the other Party six
months before the expiry of the period of five years that it wishes to terminate or
to amend the Agreement, it shall remain in force and shall not be held to have
terminated until six months have elapsed from the day on which one of the two
Parties shall have given notice to the other Party of its desire to terminate it
or amend it.
In faith whereof the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the present
Done at Jedda the twentieth day of April, 1942, corresponding to the fourth
day of the month of Rabi-al-Thani in the year 1361 of the Hijra.
For the Government of the United Kingdom:
For the Government of Saudi Arabia:
British Legation,
Your Excellency, Jedda, April 20, 1942.
I have the honour to define for Your Excellency the procedure which we have
agreed upon as applicable to smuggling mentioned in Article 3 of the Extradition
Agreement signed this day.
If a person in Saudi Arabian territory is suspected of having brought in goods
from Koweit in contravention of the Trade Agreement signed on the 20th April,
1942, between the two Governments and escapes into Koweit territory, the com
petent authorities in Koweit, on receipt of the news thereof, shall arrest him and
seize any goods in his possession. If he is a Koweit national, the Koweit authorities
shall take the necessary action in regard to him; if he is a national of Saudi Arabia
or of a third Arab State they shall surrender him to the Saudi Arabian authorities
with the goods found in his possession.
I would request Your Excellency to let me have a reply agreeing to this.
I have, &c.
His Excellency
Sheikh Yusuf Yasin.
M. le Mmistre, Jedda, April 20, 1942 {Ath Rabi-al-Thani 1361).
I have received your letter of this day's date in which you confirm the meaning
of smuggling offences as agreed between us in the Extradition Agreement signed
this day and the circumstances in which extradition is to be granted for such
I agree to what you say, which is what we agreed to; and the procedure shall
be according to it.
Accept, &c.
His Excellency
His Britannic Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary, Jedda.

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The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.

The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.

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1 volume (44 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.

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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎16r] (33/92), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/738, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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