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NOUVEAU

RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL

DE

TRAITÉS

ET

AUTRES ACTES RELATIFS AUX RAPPORTS

DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL.

CONTINUATION DU GRAND RECUEIL

DE

G. FR. DE MARTENS

PAR

Heinrich Triepel

Professeur de droit public à l'Université de Tubingue.

TROISIÈME SÉRIE.

TOME I.

PREMIÈRE LIVRAISON.

1760

LEIPZIG
LIBRAIRIE DIETERICH
THEODOR WEICHER

1.

GRANDE - BRETAGNE, ESPAGNE. Déclarations échangées à Londres, le 16 mai 1907, concernant le maintien du statu quo territorial dans la Méditerranée.*)

Parliamentary Papers. Spain. No. 1 (1907.) Cd. 3576.

Sir Edward Grey to M. de Villa Urrutia.

Foreign Office, May 16, 1907. Your Excellency, Animated by the desire to contribute in every possible way to the maintenance of peace, and convinced that the preservation of the territorial status quo and of the rights of Great Britain and Spain in the Mediterranean and in that part of the Atlantic Ocean which washes the shores of Europe and Africa must materially serve this end, and is, moreover, to the mutual advantage of the two nations bound to each other by the closest ties of ancient friendship and of community of interests;

The Government of His Britannic Majesty desire to lay before that of His Catholic Majesty the following declaration of policy, in the confident hope that it will not only still further strengthen the good understanding so happily existing between them, but will also promote the cause of peace:

The general policy of the Government of His Britannic Majesty in the regions above defined is directed to the maintenance of the territorial status quo, and in pursuance of this policy they are firmly resolved to preserve intact the rights of the British Crown over its insular and maritime possessions in those regions.

Should circumstances arise which, in the opinion of the Government of His Britannic Majesty, would alter, or tend to alter, the existing territorial status quo in the said regions, they will communicate with the Government of His Catholic Majesty, in order to afford them the opportunity to concert, if desired, by mutual agreement the course of action which the two Powers sball adopt in common.

I have, &c. (Signed)

E. Grey. *) V. la déclaration intervenue entre le Gouvernement Français et le Gouvernement Espagnol; N. R. G. 2. s. XXXV, p. 692.

M. de Villa Urrutia to Sir Edward Grey.

Embajada de España en Londres, Señor Ministro,

16 de Mayo de 1907. Animado del deseo de contribuir por todos los medios posibles á la conservación de la paz, y convencido de que el mantenimiento del statu quo territorial

у de los derechos de España y de la Gran Bretaña en el Mediterráneo y en la parte del Atlántico que baña las costas de Europa y de Africa debe servir eficazmente para alcanzar ese fin, siendo al mismo tiempo beneficioso para ambas naciones, unidas además por los lazos de secular amistad y por la comunidad de intereses;

El Gobierno de Su Majestad Católica desea poner en conocimiento del Gobierno de Su Majestad Británica la declaración cuyo tenor sigue, con la firme esperanza de que contribuirá, no solamente á afianzar la buena inteligencia que tan felizmente existe entre ambos Gobiernos, sino también á servir la causa de la paz:

La política general del Gobierno de Su Majestad Católica en las regiones arriba indicadas tiene por objeto el mantenimiento del statu quo territorial, y, conforme á tal política, dicho Gobierno está firmemente resuelto á conservar intactos los derechos de la Corona Española sobre sus posesiones insulares y marítimas situadas en las referidas regiones.

En el caso de que nuevas circunstancias, según la opinión del Gobierno de Su Majestad Católica, pudiesen modificar ó contribuir á modificar el statu quo territorial actual, dicho Gobierno entrará comunicación con el Gobierno de Su Majestad Británica, á fin de poner á ambos Gobiernos en condiciones de concertarse, si lo juzgan oportuno, respecto á las medidas que hubieran de tomarse en común.

Aprovecho, &c. (Firmado) W. de Villa Urrutia.

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(Translation)

Spanish Embassy, May 16, 1907. M. le Ministre, Animated by the desire to contribute in every way to the maintenance of peace, and convinced that the preservation of the territorial status quo and of the rights of Spain and Great Britain in the Mediterranean and in the part of the Atlantic which washes the shores of Europe and Africa must materially contribute to the attainment of this object, being at the same time to the advantage of the two nations bound to each other by ties of ancient friendship and by community of interests;

The Government of His Catholic Majesty desire to lay before that of His Britannic Majesty the following declaration, in the confident hope that it will contribute, not only to strengthen the good understanding so happily existing between the two Governments, but also to promote the cause of peace:

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