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'File 39/23 II Negotiations for seabed oil in Bahrain, Trucial Coast and Qatar' [‎9r] (17/138)

The record is made up of 1 file (67 folios). It was created in 8 Jun 1949-5 Dec 1950. 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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Translation of letter dated the 14th Shaman, 1368 (11.6.49)
from H.E. the Ruler of Qatar, to 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. , Bahrain.
After Compliments,
Reference Your Excellency*s letter No.C/S-63, dated
the 30th May, 1949 corresponding to the 2nd Sha'ban, 1368,
regarding the submerged areas.
In exercise of the power granted to us by your letter
under reference, we concluded an agreement with Sir Hugh
Weightman and Mr. Robert Multin Allen on a conditional
concession regarding the areas submerged with water, which
pertain to the Shaikhdom of Qatar and which are outside
the territorial waters in accordance with the proclamation
issued by us in this respect, the publication of which was
brought to Your Excellency's notice. «Ve are satisfied, 0
Your Excellency! that these submerged areas which pertain
to Qatar are clearly ours and are not included in any existing
concession, and as Your Excellency wished, the agreement
contains a proviso for any eventual claim.
We are sending a copy of the agreement to Your
Excellency with our representative, Salih Al-Mani', who is
accompanied by the above mentioned two gentlemen, so that
they may show it to you and obtain your approval before it is
finally signed. We have taken into consideration, as far as
possible, all the remarks made by Your Excellency in your
letter, and hope that it will be agreeable to Your Excellency.
Usual Ending.

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The file contains correspondence, in English and Arabic, between 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. at Bahrain, the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Sharjah and local rulers regarding their jurisdiction over the seabed adjacent to their coastline, for the purpose of oil drilling offshore.

The correspondents are:

  • Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī;
  • Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah;
  • Ruler of Umm-al-Qaiwain [Umm al-Quwain, UAE], Shaikh Ahmad II bin Rashid Al Mu'alla;
  • the brother of the Ruler of Sharjah, Shaikh Muhammad bin Saqr Al Qasimi;
  • Ruler of Ras al Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr bin Moḥammad Al Qasimi;
  • Ruler of Ajman, Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi;
  • Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan;
  • Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Āl Maktūm.
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1 file (67 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 69; 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. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-68; these numbers are written in a combination of pencil and ink, but are not circled (some are crossed out), and they are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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