The Treaty of Jeddah
has been the name ascribed to three different treaties
, each named after the Saudi Arabian
city of Jeddah
The 1927 Treaty of Jeddah
, signed on May 20, 1927, between King Abdul Aziz and the United Kingdom
, recognized the sovereignty of King Abdul Aziz
over what was then known as the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
; these regions were unified into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. In return, King Abdul Aziz would hold back his forces from attacking and harassing neighbouring British Protectorates.
The 1974 Treaty of Jeddah
was a treaty between Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
., United Nations
. Accessed February 9, 2010. The treaty intended to resolve the Saudi Arabia – United Arab Emirates border dispute
. Saudi Arabia ratified the treaty in 1993, but the UAE has not yet ratified it. The legal validity of the treaty has been questioned, since Qatar
was not included in the negotiations, and the proposed settlement affects the Qatari border. However, Qatar had already reached a separate agreement on its border with Saudi Arabia in December 1965.
The 2000 Treaty of Jeddah
resolved a border dispute between Saudi Arabia and Yemen
dating back to Saudi boundary claims made in 1934.