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Draft Exchange of Notes between the Representative of
the United Kingdom authorised to sign the Treaty of Establishment and Archbishop Makarios
and Dr. Kutchuk
A.-Draft Note to Archbishop Makarios and Dr. Kutchuk Your
I have the honour to refer to the Treaty concerning the
Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus of today's date. In the course of the
negotiations leading up to that Treaty, it became clear that the Government of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would require the use of three Sites not
referred to in that Treaty for a very short period after it had come into force; these
Sites, of which detailed plans* are attached to this Note, are located as follows:-
L.1. To the west of Nicosia. L.2. At Nicosia. L.3. On the
coast south of Famagusta.
1 have the honour accordingly to propose that the
Government of the United Kingdom shall continue to use these Sites for a period not
exceeding six months after the date of entry into force of the Treaty, and that until the
end of that period or until the Government of the United Kingdom notify the Government of
the Republic of Cyprus that they no longer wish to use those Sites, whichever is the
sooner, they shall be regarded as if they were " Sites " listed in Schedule B to
Part II of Annex B to the Treaty, and the Treaty, including the Annexes to it, shall apply
to them as it applies to the other Sites listed in that Schedule.
2. I have the honour to suggest that, if these proposals
are acceptable to the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, this Note, together with your
reply to that effect, shall be regarded as constituting an agreement in this matter
between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus
which shall enter into force on today's date.
B.-Draft Reply by Archbishop Makarios and Dr. Kutchuk Your
We have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your Note of
today's date which reads as follows:
[text as above]
2. Copies of the plans attached to your Note are also
3. The proposals set out in that Note are acceptable to the
Government of the Republic of Cyprus and we have the honour therefore to confirm that your
Note. together with this reply, shall constitute an agreement accordingly.
* Not printed.