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British - German Treaty of Friendship and Non-Aggression

Treaty of Mutual Friendship and Non-Aggression

Contents of the Agreement

Introduction
Agreements

INTRODUCTION
The governments of Germany and the United Kingdom, desiring to strengthen the cause of peace between their nations, have agreed on a series of measures as follows.


AGREEMENTS

Article I.
Both High Contracting Parties obligate themselves to desist from any act of violence, any aggressive action, and any attack on each other, either individually or jointly with other Powers.

Article II.
Should one of the High Contracting Parties become the object of belligerent action by a third Power, the other High Contracting Party shall in no manner lend its support to this third Power.

Article III.
The Governments of the two High Contracting Parties shall in the future maintain continual contact with one another for the purpose of consultation in order to exchange information on problems affecting their common interests.

Article IV.
Neither High Contracting Party shall participate in any grouping of powers in any expansionist act within the other High Contracting Party's sphere of influence or against any of its territories.

Article V.
Should disputes or conflicts arise between the High Contracting Parties over problems of one kind or another, both Parties shall settle these disputes or conflicts exclusively through friendly exchange of opinion or, if necessary, through the establishment of arbitration commissions.

Article VI.
The present Treaty is concluded for a period of 5 years, with the proviso that, in so far as one of the High Contracting Parties does not advance it one year prior to the expiration of this period, the validity of this Treaty shall automatically be extended for another five years.

Article VII.
The present treaty shall be ratified within the shortest possible time. The ratifications shall be exchanged in London. The Agreement shall enter into force as soon as it is signed.

Article VIII.
Neither of the High Contracting Parties shall, under any circumstances, be obligated to provide any form of military aid to the other High Contracting Parties.

The Treaty of Mutual Friendship and Non-Aggression is written in German and English, all texts being equally authentic.