Great Britain: Foreign Policy and the Span of Empire, 1689-1971: A Documentary History - Vol. 4

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CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Treaty of Alliance between Great Britain and Egypt Granting Independence to Egypt, 26 August 1936*

Art. I

The military occupation of Egypt by the forces of His Majesty The King and Emperor is terminated.

Art. II

His Majesty The King and Emperor will henceforth be represented at the Court of His Majesty the King of Egypt and His Majesty the King of Egypt will be represented at the Court of St. James’s by Ambassadors duly accredited.

Art. Ill

Egypt intends to apply for membership to the League of Nations. His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom, recognising Egypt as a sovereign independent State, will support any request for admission which the Egyptian Government may present in the conditions prescribed by Article 1 of the Covenant.

Art. IV

An alliance is established between the High Contracting Parties with a view to consolidating their friendship, their cordial understanding and their good relations.

Art. V

Each of the High Contracting Parties undertakes not to adopt in relation to foreign countries an attitude which is inconsistent with the alliance, nor to conclude political treaties inconsistent with the provisions of the present treaty.

Art. VI

Should any dispute with a third State produce a situation which involves a risk of a rupture with that State, the High Contracting Parties will consult each other with a view to the settlement of the said dispute by peaceful means, in accordance with the provisions of the Covenant of the League of Nations and of any other international obligations which may be applicable to the case.

Art.VII

Should, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 6 above either of the High Contracting Parties become engaged in war, the other High Contracting Party will, subject always to the provisions of Article 10 below, immediately come to his aid in the capacity of an ally.

* Parliamentary Papers, 1936, XXVII, Cmd. 5720. 4–17.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 2721
  • Contents 2723
  • Involvement in Asia and the near East 2729
  • Governor Eyre Controversy 2781
  • Developing Self-Government and the Definition of Imperial Ties 2791
  • Expansion into Africa 2857
  • Dissolution of the Empire 1914 - Present 2917
  • Dissolution of the Empire 1914 - Present 2919
  • Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire 2922
  • Formation of the British Commonwealth of Nations 2938
  • Movement toward Indian Independence 3014
  • Conflict in the Middle East 3103
  • The End of Empire 3199
  • Postwar Commonwealth Problems 3300
  • Principal Officials 3363
  • Bibliography 3373
  • Acknowledgment 3382
  • Index 3383
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