Canadian Treaty Series
EXCHANGE OF NOTES (April 23 and June 4, 1925) BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND DENMARK RESPECTING THE TREATMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS, COMPANIES AND VESSELS IN EASTERN GREENLAND
Earl Granville to the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
COPENHAGEN, April 23, 1925
Monsieur le Ministre,
With reference to our previous conversations regarding the future treatment of British subjects, companies and vessels in Eastern Greenland, I have the honour to enquire whether the Royal Danish Government are now in a position to assure His Britannic Majesty's Government that British subjects, companies and vessels in Eastern Greenland shall enjoy a treatment in no way less favourable than the treatment which is or may be accorded to subjects, companies and vessels of any third state.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my high consideration.
The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs to Earl Granville
COPENHAGEN, June 4, 1925
In reply to the note which you were good enough to address to me on the 23 April last, I have the honour to inform you that the Royal Government will accord to British subjects, companies and vessels in East Greenland most-favoured-nation treatment in every respect and particularly as regards access to the coast and to the adjoining territorial waters, as regards hunting and fishing, as regards the right of occupying sites in virtue of usage, as regards the rights of establishing meteorological, telegraphic or telephone stations, and as regards the right of constructing installations for scientific and humanitarian purposes.
In consideration of the union between Denmark and Iceland, it is nevertheless understood that this treatment will not include the special advantages which Denmark has accorded or may in future accord to Iceland.
The present arrangement will come into force immediately and may not be denounced without a previous notice of twelve months being given.