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The Ambassador in France ( Bullitt ) to the Secretary of State

1041. An official of the Foreign Office tells us that the negotiations which have been taking place in London regarding the relinquishment [Page 861] by Great Britain of capitulatory rights in Morocco was initialed by the two delegations yesterday. It is expected that the agreement will be signed some time next week by Eden6 and Corbin.7

The agreement provides that the relinquishment of the capitulations will be effective on January 1, 1938. Provision is also made for the beginning of negotiations regarding British commercial interests in Morocco.

It may be presumed that upon the signature of the agreement with Great Britain the French Government will transmit to our Government a copy of the agreement at the same time requesting the opening of negotiations for the relinquishment on our part of the capitulations in Morocco.

Copy to London.

  1. Anthony Eden, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
  2. André Charles Corbin, French Ambassador in the United Kingdom.