Tonga: Succession to Outer Space Treaty

Action type
Government of the United States of America
07 July 1971

The Tonga High Commission in London transmitted to the American Ambassador, by note dated July 7, 1971, a note dated June 22, 1971 from the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tonga stating as follows:

“The Government of Tonga has examined the Treaty . . . and declares that it considers itself to be bound thereby by virtue of the signature of the United Kingdom and pursuant to customary international law.  I would therefore request you to consider listing Tonga as a party to this instrument.”

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