Treaty Series No. 679
Agreement between the United States of America and France, Signed at Washington, July 19, 1923 21
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the French Republic, desiring to extend for another five years the period during which the arbitration convention concluded between them on February 10, 1908, and extended by the agreements concluded between the two Governments on February 13, 1913,22 and February 27, 1918,23 shall remain in force, have respectively authorized the undersigned, to wit: Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State of the United States, and J. J. Jusserand, Ambassador of the French Republic to the United States, to conclude the following agreement:
The Convention of Arbitration of February 10, 1908, between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the French Republic, the duration of which by Article III thereof was fixed at a period of five years from the date of ratification, which period, by the agreement of February 13, 1913, between the two Governments was extended for five years from February 27, 1913, and was further extended by the agreement of February 27, 1918, between the two Governments, for a period of five years from February 27, 1918, is hereby extended and continued in force for the further period of five years from February 27, 1923.
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 President of the French Republic, in accordance with the Constitutional laws of France, and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.
- In English and French; French text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, Dec. 18, 1923; ratified by the President, Feb. 28, 1924; ratified by France, Feb. 2, 1924; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Mar. 3, 1924; proclaimed by the President, Mar. 4, 1924.↩
- Foreign Relations, 1913, p. 528.↩
- ibid., 1918, p. 428.↩