Romania: Ratification of Sea-bed Treaty

State Romania
Treaty Sea-bed Treaty
Action Type Ratification
Depositary Government of the United States of America
Date 10 July 1972
Note

The instrument of ratification of the treaty by Romania was accompanied by a note from the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Romania in Washington to the Secretary of State, dated July 10, 1972, which reads as follows:

“Dear Mr. Secretary,

“Presenting the Instrument of Ratification by the Socialist Republic of Romania of the Treaty 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, opened for signature in Washington, London and Moscow on February the 11th, 1971 by instruction of the Romanian Government, I have the honor to inform you of the following:

‘The Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania considers null and void the ratification – in Washington – by the so called Chiang-Kai-Shek authorities of the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof, opened for signature in Washington, London and Moscow on February the 11th, 1971, in so far as the only Government having the right to assume obligations on behalf of China and to represent her on international relations is the Government of the People’s Republic of China.’

“I am kindly requesting you, Mr. Secretary, to forward to all parties concerned the above mentioned statements as official documents.

“I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, Mr. Secretary, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Other Actions Ratification on deposit with London — 10 July 1972
Signature on deposit with London — 11 February 1971
Ratification on deposit with Moscow — 10 July 1972
Signature on deposit with Moscow — 11 February 1971
Signature on deposit with Washington — 11 February 1971