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Treaty Series No. 645

Agreement between the United States of America and Italy, Signed at Washington, March 20, 19194

The Government of the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the King of Italy, being desirous of extending [Page 414]for another five years the period during which the Arbitration Convention concluded between them on March 28, 1908, extended by the Agreement concluded between the two Governments on May 28, 1913 shall remain in force, have authorized the undersigned, to wit: the Honorable Frank L. Polk, Acting Secretary of State of the United States, and Baron Pietro Arone di Valentino, His Majesty’s Chargé d’Affaires at Washington, to conclude the following agreement:

Article I

The Convention of Arbitration of March 28, 1908, between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the King of Italy, the duration of which by Article III thereof was fixed at a period of five years from the date of the exchange of ratifications of the said Convention on January 22, 1909 which period, by the agreement of May 28, 1913, between the two Governments was extended for five years from January 22, 1914, is hereby renewed and declared in force for a further period of five years from January 22, 1919.

Article II

The present Agreement shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the Government of His Majesty, the King of Italy, in accordance with its Constitution and laws, and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.


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Frank L. Polk

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Pietro Arone di Valentino
  1. In English and Italian; Italian text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, July 17, 1919; ratified by the President, July 29; ratified by Italy, Aug. 18; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Oct. 13; proclaimed Oct. 15.