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Imam Of Yemen (Negotiations)

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply has been sent to the request from the Imam of Yemen suggesting that he should negotiate outstanding points requiring settlement in London direct with the Colonial Office instead of through Aden?

The Imam was informed that His Majesty's Government considered that on account of the great distance and lack of communications between the Imam's capital and London it would be a mutual convenience if the negotiations could be held either in Sanaa or at Aden.