Unperfected Treaty No. Y–5

Agreement between the United States of America and Greece, Modifying Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of December 22, 1837, Signed at Washington October 18, 19207

The Government of the United States of America and the Royal Hellenic Government, being desirous of modifying the provisions of Article XVII of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation concluded between them on December 22, 1837, in such a manner as to avoid a discontinuance of the treaty relations traditionally existent [Page 717] between the two Governments, have authorized the undersigned, to wit:

Mr. Norman H. Davis, Acting Secretary of State of the United States, and, Mr. M. Tsamados, Officer of the Royal Order of the Saviour, Commander of the Royal Order of George I, Chargé d’Affaires of Greece at Washington, to conclude the following Agreement:

Article I

It is agreed between the high contracting parties that Article XVII of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, concluded between the Government of the United States and the Royal Hellenic Government on December 22, 1837, shall be substituted by the following:

“The present treaty shall continue in force until January 26, 1921, and thereafter until a new Treaty shall have been concluded to take its place or until three months after one of the High Contracting Parties shall have announced by a formal notification to the other its intention to terminate it.”

Article II

The present Agreement shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America by and with the consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, and shall become effective upon the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.

Done in duplicate at Washington in the English and French languages this eighteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

  • Norman H. Davis
  • M. Tsamados
  1. Not printed; see final text of the agreement, p. 716.