Coll 30/21(3) 'Persian Gulf: Kuwait-Saudi Relations: Blockade by Ibn Saud. Smuggling: Bon Voisinage and Extradition Agreements' [79r] (162/1033)
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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*rThe Saudis who
desire to retain
consider that to
allow persons on
the Saudi side
of the frontier
'to enter Koweit
permits from the
Art 11.(5) of the
Sheikh of Koweit
who desires to
omit them insists
entry for purposes
of "musabala” and
has offered to
place a personal
check on all
Koweit by Bedouins
from Saudi Arabia]
Governments may enter the territory of the
other for ’’musabala" wihltput obtaining
permission from the other beforehand,
provided that he travels by one of the
prescribed routes [ >!c and carries a document
issued by the competent authorities in his
own country establishing his identity and
authorising him to make the proposed journey].
This Agreement has been drawn up in
duplicate in the English and Arabic languages.
Instruments of ratification shall be exchanged
by the two Contracting Parties as soon as
possible. It shall come into force as from
the date of the exchange of instruments of
ratification and shall be valid for a period
of three years from that date.
If neither of the two Contracting Parties
gives notice to the other Party six months
before the expiry of the said period of three
years that it wishes to terminate or amend
the Agreement, it shall remain in force and
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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)
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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