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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎40r] (79/104)

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The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 31 Dec 1947-9 Nov 1949. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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QSA*2/7445 (contd.)
Territorial Waters,
5. Your Secret letter No. C/S-46 dated 30th April 1949
addrejssjed to H.E. The Ruler of Qatar states that the division
or the sea-bed, between Bahrain and Qatar, was finally decided
by His Majesty's Government and conrnrunicated to H.E. in vour
letter c/1227 of the 23rd December 1947.
In this letter it is stated that with the exception of the
Hawar Group and the areas of the Dibal and Jaradeh shoals. His
Majesty s Government will, in future, regard all the sea-bed
0f the median as be i n g the sovereignty
of the Ruler of Qatar. & J
In these circumstances the presence of a seismic party
sponsored by the Bahrein Petroleum Co., Ltd., and working in Qatar
waters and obtaining information of the sea-bed, which is under
the sovereignty of the Ruler of Qatar, would appear somewhat in-
ethical especially as the sea-bed in question is claimed as part
of the Concession area covered by the Qatar Oil Agreement.
. .l e would therefore be grateful if you would issue instructions
for this survey to cease functioning in the seas east of the median
line and in Qatar Territorial Waters.
c.c. qcb.l
Yours faithfully.
For & on behalf of
BAifiU. r ' sjscs ' PT .

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah, the Sheikh of Qatar, Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thani, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), on the division of the sea-bed between Bahrain and Qatar, notably the Hawar Islands and Deebel and Jaradeh shoals.

There are letters in Arabic and a map of Bahrain (folio 45).

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1 file (52 folios)

The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The foliation is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering begins on the front cover of the file, on number 1 and it carries on until 51, which is the last number given on the last page of writing. There is another foliation, incomplete and misplaced: the numbering starts with 4 on the first page of writing (folio 2) and ends with 136 (folio 31); missing folios: 6-23; 25-35; 38-42; 43-44; 49-54; 59-65; 67-74; 82-87; 88-95; 97-129; 133-135.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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