The Spanish Ambassador (Riaño) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary: In compliance with instructions from His Majesty’s Government, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that pursuant to an agreement between the Governments of Spain, Great Britain, and France, there shall be enforced on and after the 1st of June next, the Paris agreement of December 18, 1923, referring to the Statute of Tangier, the new regime being set up in its entirety and the Mixed Tribunal beginning to sit.

The Municipal Assembly and Control Committee will also enter upon their duties and the Sanitary Boards and Hygiene Commission will go out of office.

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His Majesty’s Government indulges the hope that the Government of the United States, whose adhesion to the new regime has met with no fundamental difficulty, will be pleased to recognize it at the earliest possible date, taking into account the fact that the local regime is to be established under conditions of regularity, permitting a normal development of economic life, which action will be sincerely and thankfully acknowledged by the governments that have signed the Paris agreement.

I avail myself [etc.]

Juan Riaño
  1. File translation revised.