Germany: Ratification of Sea-bed Treaty

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Government of the United States of America
18 November 1975

At the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Treaty by Germany, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Washington addressed a note to the Secretary of State, dated November 18, 1975, which reads as follows:

“My dear Mr. Secretary,

“In connection with the deposit today of the instrument of ratification to the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof, I have the honor to state on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany that with effect from the day on which the Treaty enters into force for the Federal Republic of Germany it will also apply to Berlin (West) without affecting the rights and responsibilities of the Allied Authorities and the competences falling upon them with respect to disarmament and demilitarization.

“Accept, Mr. Secretary, the expression of my highest consideration.”

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