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Transjordania Recognized As Independent State by Terms of New Agreement

March 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Transjordania, the western part of Palestine, was recognized as an independent government in the new agreement between Transjordania and Great Britain, made public here today.

The agreement stipulates that Transjordania is to be independent under the rule of Emir Abdullah on a constitutional basis with regard to all internal matters. In matters of international relations, the territory is to be represented by Great Britain. Laws affecting loans, state budget, currency, concessions, railways, land grants, succession to the throne and changes in the constitution are to be referred to the advice of Great Britain. Great Britain may maintain armed forces in Transjordania. No foreign officials are to be accredited without British concurrence.

By the new agreement no custom barrier will exist between Transjordania and Palestine.

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