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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎226] (549/578)

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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Article 4.
The Contracting Parties promise reciprocally mutual help and assistance of
every kind with a view to securing, by special Conventions to be concluded, the
benefit of the resources pertaining to the one and considered as advantageous and
necessary to the other and to help the latter in this respect for the purpose of
contributing to the progress and development of the two States and nations.
Article 5.
The Turkish Republic undertakes to place at the disposal of the Afghan Govern
ment the judicial, scientific and military experts for whom Afghanistan might
ask, with a view to assist the intellectual and military progress of this country.
Article 6.
The subjects of the two States shall enjoy reciprocally the most-favoured
nation treatment, as regards their mutual commercial relations and conditions
of residence, within the territory of either of the two Contracting Countries. The
two Contracting Parties shall, however, be free to conclude separately commer
cial, residential, consular, postal and telegraphic, and extradition conventions.
Article 7.
Each of the two Contracting Parties shall enjoy full liberty of action in their
relations with other States, apart from engagements entered into in pursuance
of the present Treaty.
Article 8.
The present Treaty is drawn up in Turkish and Persian, both texts being
Article 9.
The present Treaty shall enter into force from the date of the exchange of
the instruments of ratification which shall take place with the least possible delay.
The exchange of the ratified texts shall take place at Angora. The provisions
of Article 1 of the Treaty shall be valid indefinitely, while those of the other
Articles shall be valid for a period of ten years. Should the present Treaty not
be denounced by either of the two Parties six months before the date of its expira-
tion, it shall be considered ipso facto valid for a further period of one year. Should
the Treaty be denounced, it shall cease to be valid six months after it has been
The delegates of the two Governments having accepted and approved the
provisions of the nine Articles above, have signed the present Treaty.
Done at Angora, in duplicate, on the 25th May 1928.
Tewfik Rughdi, Dr .
Gttlam Sadie.

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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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