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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎50r] (99/104)

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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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His Majesty's Government
have reason to believe that the Saudi
Arabian Government have had brought
to their attention the recent opera
tions of the Bahrain Petroleum Company
on the Fasht Bu Saafah, They would
therefore like to make their position
clear regarding this shoal to the
Saudi Arabian Government in a frank
and friendly manner. This shoal is
claimed by His Highness the Shaikh of
Bahrain and is clearly included,in
the islands and reefs whose status
His Majesty's Government offered to
discuss in 1939, which offer the
Saudi Arabian Government did not reply
to. His Majesty's Government have
no intention whatsoever of taking
any action to prejudice the status
of this shoal or the division of the
sea-bed. They are ready to discuss
these subjects at any time. They
suggest that no obstacle should be
placed in the way of the Bahrain
Petroleum Company's proceeding with
exploratory work. His Majesty's
Government assujre the Saudi Arabian
Government that the continuation
of these operations will not be used
in any way as an argument in favour
of the claim of Bahrain to the shoal
in question.
Usual ending.
H.B.M's 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. .
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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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