Anglo-Egyptian Agreement of 1954

Anglo-Egyptian Agreement of 1954

 

signed October 19 in Cairo.

It provided for the withdrawal of English troops from the Suez Canal zone within 20 months but granted England the right to utilize the Suez base within a seven-year period and to “reactivate” it in the event of an attack by some outside power against Egypt, other Arab states, or Turkey. On June 13, 1956, the evacuation of English troops from the Suez zone was completed. England’s participation in the attack on Egypt in October and November 1956 resulted in the Egyptian government’s annulment of the 1954 agreement on Jan. 1, 1957, depriving England of all military and strategic positions in Egypt.

PUBLICATION

Suetskii kanal (Fakty i dokumenty). Moscow, 1959. (Translated from Arabic.)

REFERENCE

Goldobin, A. M. “Iz istorii bor’by egipetskogo naroda za nezavisimost’(anglo-egipetskoe soglashenie 1954 g.).” Narody Azii i Afriki, 1965, no. 3.

A. M. GOLDOBIN