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TREATIES Convention " ] between the United States of America and other American July 0, 1940 republics respecting the provisional administrationof European colo- TS. o97n nies and possessions in the Americas. Signed at Habana July 30, 1940; ratificationadvised by the Senate of the United States September 27, 1940; ratified by the Presidentof the UnitedStates October10,1940; ratificationof the United States of America deposited with the Pan American Union at Washington October 24, 1940; proclaimed by the Presidentof the United States February 12, 1942. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS a Convention between the Governments of the American Republics entitled "Convention on the Provisional Administration of European Colonies and Possessions in the Americas", was concluded and signed at Habana on July 30, 1940, by the respective Plenipoten- tiaries of the United States of America, Honduras, Haiti, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, with a reservation, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, with two reservations, Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay, Panama, Colombia, with a reservation, Venezuela, with a reservation, El Sal- vador, Dominican Republic, Peru, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, a copy of which Convention duly certified by the Secretary of State of the Republic of Cuba is word for word as follows: CONVENTION ON THE PROVISIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF EUROPEAN COLONIES AND POSSESSIONS IN THE AMERICAS The Governments represented at the Second Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics, I[STATEMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE: The convention for the Provisional Administration of European Colonies and Possessions in the Americas as signed at Habana is in the English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French languages. A certified copy of the signed text in the English language was furnished to the Government of the United States by the Secretary of State of the Republic of Cuba, pursuant to article XIX of the convention. The President ratified the convention ih the English language by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and his proclamation contains the English text only. Certified copies of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French texts were furnished to the Department of State by the Pan American Union, with which the signed original of the convention in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French was de- posited by the Government of Cuba after the United States had ratified the convention. The Spanish, Portuguese, and French texts are equally as authentic as the English text. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 12, 1942.] 1273 6714---43--r- . II -- -12