Coll 6/54 'Saudi-Arabia: Limits of Saudi Arabian territorial waters.' [12r] (23/108)
The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 26 Sep 1932-8 Aug 1935. 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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With re fere ace to your letter Ho*E 6362/6362/
26 of tiie 14th WoTember, X am coiaaaadied by My horde
QomiiileeioaerB of the Admiralty to acquaint you, for the
information of the secretary of btaW for Foreign Affaire,
that Tney ao not de&ire to offer any obaexTationa on the
herniations relative to the Saudi goaatguards /.uminiatra-
tion, a translation of which was included in the
enclosures to your letter#
Their hordehips observe that Article 4? of the
hegulatlone contains a reiteration of the Saudi elslm to a
marine territorial belt four miles in width; but as the
views of his Majesty* s Government on this subject were
before tm Saudi Government as recently as July, 1933
(Sir Andrew kyan'a letter Ko#97 of the 16th July enclosed
with your letter Mo#K 4311/4311/26 of the 18th August 1933)
They do not consider that any further protest is necessary
in the present circumstances#
Their Lordships assume that the Board of Trade
will take note of Articles 12 and 49(g) and any others
which might give rise to unwarranted interference with
British merchant shipping#
Copies of this letter have been addressed to the
mala Office and hoard of Trade.
1 am, dir,
four obedient Servant,
The Under Secretary of htate,
3# V. 1#
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This file concerns the delimitation of Saudi Arabia's territorial waters. It documents reservations held by the British regarding the Saudi Government's claim that its territorial waters extend as far as four miles from the shore (as opposed to the three-mile limit favoured by the British). The file largely consists of correspondence regarding this issue, and features the following principal correspondents: His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires to Jedda (Cecil Gervase Hope Gill, succeeded by Albert Spencer Calvert); His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan); the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd]; officials of the Foreign Office, the Admiralty, and the Board of Trade's Mercantile Marine Department.
Also discussed are Saudi Government regulations on coastguard administration, which concern fishing and shipping rights, measures taken to prevent smuggling, harbour duties, marine patrol, and land patrol. A copy of a translation of these regulations is included in the file (folios 16-41).
The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 2).
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 54; 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.
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