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Declaration Between the Governments of France and Spain, Respecting the Integrity of Morocco

Signed at Paris, October 3, 1904.

The Government of the French Republic and the Government of His Majesty, the King of Spain, having agreed to define the extent of the rights and the guarantee of the interests resulting, for France, from her Algerian possessions, and, for Spain, from her possessions along the coast of Morocco, and the Government of His Majesty. The King of Spain, having in consequence given its approval to the Anglo-French declaration of April 8, 1904, relating to Morocco and to Egypt, and communicated to it by the Government of the French Republic,

    Declare that they remain firmly committed to the integrity of the Moroccan Empire under the sovereignty of the Sultan.

    In consequence of this, the undersigned, his excellency the minister for Foreign Affairs, and his excellency, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King of Spain, to the President of the French Republic, duly authorized to this effect, have prepared this present declaration, which they have vested with their seals.

    Done at Paris, in duplicate form, October 3, 1904.

[L.S.] DELCASSÉ ; (L.S.) F. DE LEON Y CASTILLO.

TEXT FROM Supplement to American Journal of International Law vol 6, 1912, 30. Also in Archives Diplomatiques, Vol. 96, p. 677.

Contributed by C. R. Pennell, University of Melbourne, rpennell@unimelb.edu.au