As of 12:00 noon on the day after the Ratifications of this Treaty by
the Signing Parties, the Kingdom of Eastern Zartania and the Free Chiefdom
of Niokolo Koba, desirous of friendly and mutually beneficial relations
between their two States, do enter into agreement upon the following terms,
to be signed by the respective local Government Representatives and
ratified by the National Legislatures of the Signing Parties:
1) The Kingdom of Eastern Zartania agrees to provide any and all
practicable assistance to the Free Chiefdom of Niokolo Koba for the
purpose of the construction and maintainence of a national railway network.
2) The railroad team dispatched from Eastern Zartania will be charged with
the timely development, organization, and building of a comprehensive
railway network for Niokolo Koba. As such, the Eastern Zartanian team
will do most of the planning and actual construction, while working
closely with Niokolo Koba officials to advise and train them in the
operation and successful construction of railway networks. In this
manner, the Niokolo Koba officials will have all due input in the
establishment of the system, as well as hands-on experience during the
actual construction which will be carried out mostly by Eastern Zartanian
3) Following the completion of each leg of the railway network, Eastern
Zartania will maintain overall administration of the leg for a period of
no less than 6 months to insure the proper operation and maintainance of
the system. After such time, the overall administration will be turned
over to Niokolo Koba officials who will have been trained by the Eastern
Zartanians during the preceding period of Zartanian administration.
4) As compensation for Eastern Zartanian help in establishing the railway
system, the Kingdom requests the free use of Niokolo Koban ports by
Eastern Zartanian merchant ships for the duration of the railway project
and for a period of six months following the completion of the project.
During this time, Eastern Zartanian ships will be allowed to enter and
leave the ports at will, without charge other than the standard duties
applied to cargo.
5) As a supplement to this treaty, the Kingdom of Eastern Zartania and
the Free Chiefdom of Niokolo Koba agree to recognize the Independence
and Legitamacy of each other's Governments, and to the maintainence of
Diplomatic Missions in the other State.
6) The two Parties also agree to the opening of Economic and Trade
Relations on a conditional most-favored-nation basis. The ships of each
Nation will be shown the same respect and consideration as the ships of
other Nations, and no economic Right granted to another non-Signatory
Nation shall be denied to the Signatories of this Treaty.
7) The Clauses enumerated in this Treaty shall be effective and in force
until such time as the national railway project has been completed, or
until one of the Signatory Nations decides unilaterally to end the project.
At such time the Supplementary Clauses will be renegotiated and ratified
May this Railway Treaty be the first step toward a bright future of
Cooperation between these two Nations.
|Ibrahima-Casimir Diatta||November 10, 298|
|Free Chiefdom of Niokolo Koba||Date|
|Sir David George||October 31, 298|
|Kingdom of Eastern Zartania||Date|
Negotiated and Signed in Dianamalary, capital of the Free Chiefdom of Niokolo Koba.