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Coll 30/21(3) 'Persian Gulf: Kuwait-Saudi Relations: Blockade by Ibn Saud. Smuggling: Bon Voisinage and Extradition Agreements' [‎43r] (90/1033)

The record is made up of 1 file (512 folios). It was created in 4 Oct 1937-3 Apr 1940. 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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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. , Kuwait, to 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. , Bahrein and
repeated by former to Secretary of State for India?
Kuwait, 14>00 hr 8 c 28th February, 1940*
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C/76* Addressed Resident* Bahrein, repeated 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. ,
Jedda* Your t elegram 143, February 26th, 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.
t elegram 225, January 13th*
2> Following is result of discussionao
(a) Suggestion is in Article 11 ( 6 ) of Bon Voisinage Treaty
to omit words from ’’provided” to ’’routes” and for ”and carries”
substitute ”but (? Saudi) nationals will carry”* After "journey”
insert ”and Kowait authorities will Inform Saudi agent in Kcweit
of the names and tribes of persons ariving and of articles they
carry away from Roweit’V
With regard to (b)< Hafiz has agreed to omission*
With regard to (d) s Hafiz agrees to suggested insertion,
and with regard to foreigners not failing under terms of agreement
resulting from insertion he suggests exchange of letters later
through ordinary diplomatic channel 8 c
3? Sheikh has agreed to all the above and Hafiz has (? sent)
message^to - King and expects confirmation tomorrow or the next day*
4* With regard to (o). Hafiz hopes that King will agree to
omission of list but has put following alternatives to him, to
either of which Sheikh will agree .*
(1) f; cml'T'AFSlcie tfb schedule to Bon Voisinage and
through an exchange of letters to arrange for a Joint Commission
to meet in future :o settle tribal question; or
(2) , add sentence saying as Koweit claims nationals in
some of above-mentioned tribes but is not interested it is agreed
to settle matter in future by adjoint Commission*
5. In Saudi draft Trade Agreement, first paragraph of Article 9
of that Agreement, has not been Included but Hafiz has agreed to
insertion of wording as proposed for Article 11 (5) of Bon
Voisinage Treaty* Our draft- would also need amendment if proposals
are accepted This seems necessary to qualify paragraph ( 2 ) of
Article 1 of Trade Agreement.,
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This file contains correspondence between British officials concerning a number of proposed agreements between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait that were intended to formalise relations between the two countries and to end a trade blockade that had been imposed on Kuwait by Saudi Arabia. Much of the correspondence concerns the exact wording of these agreements and numerous amendments that were made to them.

The majority of the correspondence in the file is between British officials (including at the Foreign Office, 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. , the British Legation in Jeddah and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Kuwait), but it also contains a limited amount of correspondence with Saudi Arabia's Minister in London, Shaikh Hafiz Wahba, and the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, on whose behalf the British acted during the negotiations with Saudi Arabia that led to the agreements.

In addition to correspondence, the file contains several drafts of the proposed agreements between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, including a trade agreement, an agreement of 'Friendship and Bon Voisinage' and an agreement for the extradition of offenders. On folios 316-346, the file contains bilingual (English and Arabic) drafts of these agreements.

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.

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1 file (512 folios)
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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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 514; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 30/21(3) 'Persian Gulf: Kuwait-Saudi Relations: Blockade by Ibn Saud. Smuggling: Bon Voisinage and Extradition Agreements' [‎43r] (90/1033), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3734, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100054161839.0x00005c> [accessed 8 December 2019]

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