LEAGUE OF NATIONS C.L. 101. 1923. VI.
British Mandate for Palestine
Minutes of Meeting of Council
held at Geneva on September 29th, 1923.
By the decision taken by the Council of the League of Nations on July 24th, 1922, the terms of the mandates for Syria and Palestine were approved with the understanding that these mandates should simultaneously come into force as soon as the President of the Council had been notified by the Governments of France and Italy that the negotiations then pending between them in regard to the mandate for Syria had resulted in a final agreement.
In the course of its meeting on September 29th last, the Council was duly informed by the representatives of France and Italy that the negotiations in question had resulted in a final agreement, and took note of the fact that the mandates for Syria and Palestine had thereby automatically and simultaneously entered into force.
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Annex to C.L. 101.
EXTRACT OF MINUTES OF MEETING OF COUNCIL HELD AT GENEVA
ON SEPTEMBER 29th, 1923.
BRITISH MANDATE FOR PALESTINE.
M. SALANDRA stated, on behalf of his Government, that a complete agreement had been reached between the Governments of France and Italy on the subject of the mandate for Syria. There was therefore nothing to prevent the immediate entry into force of the mandate for Palestine.
M. HANOTAUX, on behalf of his Government, confirmed M. Salandra's statement and pointed out that in view of this agreement the Council's resolution of July 24th, 1922, would come into operation and the mandates for Palestine and Syria would enter into force automatically and at the same time.
Sir Rennell RODD expressed his satisfaction that, this question had been finally settled.
The COUNCIL noted that, in view of the agreement between the Governments of France and Italy in respect of the mandate for Syria, the mandates for Palestine and Syria would now enter into force automatically and at the same time.