Spanish-French Agreement of 1904

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Spanish-French Agreement of 1904

 

two documents signed in Paris Oct. 3, 1904. They were a declaration on the inclusion of Spain in the Anglo-French Agreement of 1904 and a secret convention on the division of Morocco into spheres of influence. Under the convention, part of northern Morocco (except the cities of Fes and Taza) and part of southwestern Morocco came under Spain’s sphere of influence; France recognized Spain’s rights to the Santa Cruz area (Ifni), ceded by the Moroccan sultan to Spain under the Tétouan Peace Treaty of 1860. Spain committed itself for 15 years not to undertake any actions in its zone without the prior consent of France and also took on the obligation not to cede or transfer for temporary control any part of its zone to any other power and not to erect fortifications on the Moroccan coast west of Melilla. Tangier was excluded from the Spanish zone and was to be set up with a special status.

PUBLICATION

Recueil international des traités du XXe siècle, anněe 1904. Published byDescamps et L. Renault. Paris [1905].
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