Efforts to resolve the dispute between Bahrain and Qatar over sovereignty of Zubarak

FO 371/109812 1954

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Report of B A B Burrows' conversation with the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Ali Bin Abdulla Al Thani regarding Zubarah. He is pressing for his fort to be reopened and outlines a possible agreement which might be acceptable to him. J Wall's comments on the probable reaction of the Ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa are also included (1)
  • Further report on conversations with the Ruler of Qatar and the Ruler of Bahrain on the question of the possible reopening of the Ruler of Qatar's fort at Zubarah, and on the question of sovereignty in Zubarah (2)
  • Views of HMG on the Zubarah question (3)