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‘1/1 Volume V Koweit Saudi Relations’ [‎186r] (380/648)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (320 folios). It was created in 17 Apr 1936-20 Oct 1938. 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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n r \bdullah Damluji, His Majesty was quite reconciled to the appointment of
his former Minister to the Iraq Foreign Office, and did not desire to raise any
obiection on that scoie.
9 . So far as I am able to judge at present, Nuri Pasha’s visit to the Hejaz
seems to have been an unqualified success, and augurs well for the Iraqi Govern-
rngnt’s ability to control their relations with neighbouring States. I lost no
' J, ' T ie on the return of Nuri Pasha to Bagdad in conveying to him the message of
congratulation from Flis Majesty's Government contained in your Lordship’s
telegram No. 148, dated the 19th April, 1931, a message which, as I have already
leporte’
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reported to your Lordship, he greatly appreciated.
F 10 . I am sending copies of this despatch to His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda,
the High Commissioner, Jerusalem, and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian
ijjJ Gulf.
I have, &c.
F. II. HUMPHRYS,
High Commissioner for Iraq.
of Dili
Enclosure 1 in No. 112
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i n |, Treaty of Friendship and “ Bon-Voisinage ” between Iraq and Hejaz and Nejd
' ~ and Dependencies.
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In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate!
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HIS Majesty King Feisal the First of Iraq, son of King Hussein, of the one
part, and His Majesty King Abdul Aziz-bin-Abdul Rahman-al-1 eisal-al-Saud
of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies, of the other part;
In view of their meeting on the 23rd and 24th days oi the holy month oi
Ramadhan of the year 1348 of the Flijrah (corresponding with the 22 nd and
23rddays of February, 1930, a.d.) ; , ^
Having regard to the preliminary discussions which took place at the time
between representatives of the Governments of their Majesties for the conclusion
of a Treaty of Friendship and “ Bon-Voisinage ” between the Kingdom of Iraq
and the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies, and to the suitable bases
over which agreement was reached; „ p t , .
In view of the desire evinced by the two Governments for a final detei-
mination of the said bases; and ^ , ,
In view of the desire of their Majesties to exert every possible effort to
compose the affairs of the Arab nation and unite her woid . . , •
Have decided to conclude a treaty for this purpose, and appointed as then
plenipotentiaries:
His Majesty King Feisal the First of Iraq, son of King Hussein;
His Excellency Nuri Pasha Al Said, Prime Minister;
His Majesty King Abdul Aziz-bin-Abdul Rahman-al-Feisal-al-Saud of
Hejaz and Nejd and Dependencies :
His Royal Highness Emir Feisal, His Majesty’s Viceroy and Minister
lor Foreign Affairs,
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who, having communicated their powers, found in good and due oidei. h
agreed as follows :—
Article 1.
There shall reign inviolable permanent peace and T)er?end encies.
the Kingdom of Iraq and the Kingdom of Hejaz and ej P nreserve
Tbn -L In exercise their utmost to preserve
the Kingdom of Iraq and the Kingdom of Hejaz ana ^ e 3 a r
The two high contracting parties undertake to exercise iel ,, disnutes and
the same, and settle in a spirit of peacefulness and friendliness all disputes
differences likely to arise between them.

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Correspondence and papers concerning negotiations over the drafting of trade, Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in an effort to lift the trade blockade, imposed upon Kuwait at the orders of the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). The volume is a direct chronological continuation of ‘1/1 Volume IV Koweit Saudi Relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/112), and includes:

  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of a ‘Regulation for the Control of Caravans and Traders between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’.
  • A copy of Al-Waqayah [Iraq Government Gazette] dated 1936 (ff 191-200), and a printed copy of the extradition agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Government of Iraq (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), dated 1931 (ff 201-207).
  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: the Kuwait 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. (Captain Gerald Simpson DeGaury); the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard William Craven Fowle); the British Government’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Andrew Ryan; Reader William Bullard); the Ruler of Kuwait (Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ); Foreign and 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. representatives in London.

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1 volume (320 folios)
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The volume’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 318; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the first and last leading and ending flyleaves.

Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 4-315, and ff 28-315; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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