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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' [‎43r] (87/92)

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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the isknds or "he status of r hp .!!aK h be , cons u ldered to affect the sovereignty over
Nothing in this PmcIf, n ^til l if"u Subso . 11 beneath any territorial waters,
hiohseas of the water. nf hTp ^ be considered to affect the character as
nMhe territorial wate.rf nr th I I ? the Seabed and outside the limits
or the terr or al waters or the status of the air space above the waters of the
rights "in^uch waters. ternt0rial WaterS 0r the and traditio " a l
8th of Shaban 1368-5th June, 1949.
Ruler of Bahrain.
N.B.—Similar Proclamations were issued by the Rulers of Kuwait, Qatar, Abu
Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-al-Qaiwain and Ras-al-Khaimah.
No. 10
T reaty of F riendship , C ommerce and N avigation between the P resident of
I ndia and the S ultan of M uscat and O man, dated M arch 15, 1953—
The President of India and Sultan Said bin Taimur bin Faisal, Sultan of
Muscat and Oman and Dependencies, desirous of strengthening the bonds of
peace and friendship which happily subsist between them, and of promoting the
mutual interests of their respective peoples, have resolved to conclude a Treaty
of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation and for that purpose have appointed
as their Plenipotentiaries: —
T he P resident of I ndia:
His Excellency Dr. Tara Chand,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India and
T he S ultan of M uscat and O man and D ependencies:
Basil Woods Ballard, Esquire,
Minister for Foreign Affairs;
who have examined each other's credentials and found them in good and due form,
have agreed as follows: —
A rticle 1
The High Contracting Parties recognise and respect the independence and
rights of each other and agree that there shall be perpetual peace and friendship
between them.
A rticle 2
(1) Either of the two High Contracting Parties may appoint Consuls to reside
in the territories of the other, subject to the consent and approval of the other as
regards the persons so appointed and the places at which they reside. Each High
Contracting Party further agrees to permit his own nationals to be appointed to
consular offices by the other High Contracting Party, provided always that any
person so appointed shall not begin to act without the previous approbation of
the High Contracting Party whose national he may be. , „
(2) Such Consuls shall be permitted to perform such consular functions and
shall enjoy such privileges and immunities as are in accordance with international
law or practice relating to Consuls as recognised in the territories in which they
A rticle 3
The nationals of each High Contracting Party shall enjoy, on a reciprocal basis,
in the territories of the other, subject to such laws and rules relating to loreigners
as are in force or may be established in those territories, the rights or entry, travel,
traffic and residence, and of moving freely within these territories.

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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' [‎43r] (87/92), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/738, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 February 2020]

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