Germany: Signature of Sea-bed Treaty

State Germany
Treaty Sea-bed Treaty
Action Type Signature
Depositary Government of the United Kingdom
Date 8 June 1971
Note

Declaration (translation):

Signature of this Treaty does not imply recognition of the German Democratic Republic under international law;  therefore, no relations under international law with the GDR shall arise out of this Treaty for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Notes:

Includes Berlin (West)

At the time of signature of the Treaty by Germany, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington transmitted to the Secretary of State a note of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, dated June 8, 1971, which reads as follows:

“The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany presents its compliments to the Government of the United States of America and, on the occasion of and in formal connexion with its signing today of the Treaty of 11 February 1971 on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof, has the honor to declare that

-- signature of this Treaty does not imply recognition of the GDR under international law;

-- therefore, no relations under international law with the GDR shall arise out of this Treaty for the Federal Republic of Germany.”

Other Actions Ratification on deposit with London — 18 November 1975
Signature on deposit with Moscow — 8 June 1971
Ratification on deposit with Washington — 18 November 1975
Signature on deposit with Washington — 8 June 1971