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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

Morocco,   pp. 858-880 PDF (8.5 MB)

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by Great Britain of capitulatory rights in Morocco was initialed by
the two delegations yesterday. It is expected that the agreement will
be signed some time next week by Eden6 and Corbin.7
  The agreement provides that the relinquishment of the capitulations
will be effective on January 1, 1938. Provision is also made for the
beginning of negotiations regarding British commercial interests in
  It may be presumed that upon the signature of the agreement with
Great Britain the French Government will transmit to our Govern-
ment a copy of the agreement at the same time requesting the opening
of negotiations for the relinquishment on our part of the capitulations
in Morocco.
  Copy to London.
781.003/26: Telegram
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham) to the Secretary
                             of State
                                   LONDON, July 30, 1937-1 p. m.
                                   [Received July 30-9: 15 a. m.]
  512. My 506, July 27, 6 p. mn.8 Foreign Office informs me that Anglo-
French Convention for the Abolition of British capitulations in
French Morocco was signed in London yesterday.9
781.003/31: Telegram
  The Amba8sador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State
                                    PARIS, August 11, 1937-8 p. m.
                                 [Received August 11-5: 35 p. m.]
  1143. Monsieur Henri Coursier, Chief of Division at the "Sous-
direction de l'Afrique du Nord" at the Foreign Office called on Mr.
Tuck 10 yesterday afternoon with regard to the question of the relin-
quishment by the United States Government of capitulatory rights
in Morocco. He reminded Mr. Tuck that he had had an informal talk
with Mr. Wilson'1 on the subject a short time ago (see Embassy's
telegram 1041, July 24, 4 p. m. 1937). He said that it was the inten-
'Anthony Eden, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
TAndr6 Charles Corbin, French Ambassador in the United Kingdom.
'Not printed.
'For text, see British Treaty Series No. 8 (1938), or British Cmd. 5538,
cellaneous No. 7 (1937): Convention for the Abolition of Capitulation8 in
Morocco and Zanzibar.
4 Somerville P. Tuck, First Secretary of Embassy.
"Edwin C. Wilson, Counselor of Embassy.

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