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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎225] (548/578)

The record is made up of 1 volume (289 folios). It was created in 1933. It was written in English and French. 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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APPENDIX No. XVI .—[See page 229.]
Tubco-Afghan Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation, —1928.
Whereas by reason of the harmony of their material and moral relations and
their situation and brotherly sentiments, the present age creates daily new com
mon needs for them, Turkey and Afghanistan, inspired by the desire to place on
still stronger and more secure bases the friendly, brotherly and true bonds between
these two great Powers, as already established by the Treaty concluded by them
on the 1st March 1337, have thought it necessary, for the realisation of this aim,
to conclude a Treaty of friendly relations and political and economic co-operation,
and have appointed as Plenipotentiaries :—
His Excellency the President of the Turkish Republic :
His Excellency Tewfik Ruchdi Bey, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the
Turkish Republic ;
His Majesty the King of Afghanistan :
His Excellency Goulam Sadik Khan, Commander-in-Chief and Represen
tative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Afghanistan.
Who, having exchanged their powers found in due and proper form, have
agreed upon the following Articles which shall regulate the relations between the
two countries:—
Article 1.
Everlasting peace and true and unfailing friendship shall prevail between the
Turkish Republic and the Kingdom of Afghanistan as well as the two nations.
Article 2.
Should one of the Contracting Parties be threatened by one or more other
Powers, the other Party undertakes to exert every effort to prevent aggression
and despite these efforts, should war become inevitable, the Contracting Parties
nndertake to consult together earnestly and in a spirit of goodwill on the situa
tion thus created with a view to reaching a solution consistent with the high
respective interests of the two governments.
Article 3.
Each of the Contracting Parties undertakes not to participate in any alliance
or agreement whatever, political, military, economic or financial, entered into by
one or more foreign States against the other Party. Moreover, each undertakes
not to participate in a hostile action directed against the military security of the
other Party by one or more Powers.

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The volume is the fifth edition of volume 13 of a collection of historic treaties, engagements and sanads (charters) relating to India and its neighbouring countries, namely Persia and Afghanistan. This volume, originally compiled by Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department, was revised in 1930 and published in 1933 by the Manager of Publications in Delhi, under the authority of the Government of India.

Part 1 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Persia and dating from between 12 April 1763 and 10 May 1929. The treaties refer to: trade agreements; foreign relations; prohibition and suppression of the slave trade; sovereignty and status of Persian regions; frontier negotiations; foreign concessions; telegraph lines. Part 2 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Afghanistan and dating from between 17 June 1809 and 6 May 1930. The treaties relate to: foreign relations; the establishment of boundaries and frontier negotiations; peace treaties; commercial relations; import of arms. A number of appendices follow part 2, which contain the text of treaties relating to both Persia and Afghanistan.

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1 volume (289 folios)

The volume is arranged into two parts covering Persia and Afghanistan respectively, as are the appendices at the end of the volume. Each part is divided into a number of chapters, identified by Roman numerals, and arranged chronologically, from the earliest treaties to the most recent. At the beginning of each part is a general introduction to the treaties and engagements that follow.

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (ff 4-8) which lists the geographical regions and treaties. The contents pages refers to the volume’s pagination system. There is a subject index, arranged alphabetically, at the end of the volume (ff 277-87) which also refers to the volume’s pagination system.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio (except for the front cover where the folio number is on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. ).

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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