Tonga: Succession to Outer Space Treaty

State Tonga
Treaty Outer Space Treaty
Action Type Succession
Depositary Government of the United States of America
Date 7 July 1971

The Tonga High Commission in London transmitted to the American Ambassador, by note dated July 7, 1971, a note dated June 22, 1971 from the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tonga stating as follows:

“The Government of Tonga has examined the Treaty . . . and declares that it considers itself to be bound thereby by virtue of the signature of the United Kingdom and pursuant to customary international law.  I would therefore request you to consider listing Tonga as a party to this instrument.”

Other Actions Succession on deposit with London — 7 July 1971
Succession on deposit with Moscow — 22 June 1971