No. 1375
Proposal by the British Delegation1


Draft Proposal by the British Delegation

International Inland Waterways

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It was also agreed that the principle of free and unrestricted navigation should be applied to the whole of the Straits between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, and that in furtherance of this principle the Montreux Convention of 1936 should be abrogated by the proper regular procedure and replaced by a new international agreement. This agreement would affirm the principle of free and unrestricted navigation of the Straits by warships and merchant ships, in peace and war, and would be guaranteed, for their part, by the Three Powers.

  1. Submitted at a meeting of the Subcommittee on Inland Waterways, July 27. See ante, p. 453.
  2. For the other paragraphs of this proposal, see document No. 759.