During the convocation of the
OPEC Summit Conference in the Algerian capital and upon the
initiative of President Houari Boumedienne, the Shah of Iran and
Saddam Hussein (Vice-Chairman of the Revolution Command Council)
met twice and conducted lengthy talks on the relations between
Iraq and Iran. These talks, attended by President Houari
Boumedienne, were characterized by complete frankness and a
sincere will from both parties to reach a final and permanent
solution of all problems existing between the two countries in
accordance with the principles of territorial integrity, border
inviolability and non-interference in internal affairs.
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The two High Contracting Parties have decided to:
First: Carry out a final delineation of their land boundaries in
accordance with the Constantinople Protocol of 1913 and the
Proceedings of the Border Delimitation Commission of 1914.
Second: Demarcate their river boundaries according to the thalweg
Third: Accordingly, the two parties shall restore security and
mutual confidence along their joint borders. They shall also
commit themselves to carry out a strict and effective observation
of their joint borders so as to put an end to all infiltrations
of a subversive nature wherever they may come from.
Fourth: The two parties have also agreed to consider the
aforesaid arrangements as inseparable elements of a comprehensive
solution. Consequently, any infringement of one of its components
shall naturally contradict the spirit of the Algiers Accord. The
two parties shall remain in constant contact with President
Houari Boumedienne who shall provide, when necessary, Algeria's
brotherly assistance whenever needed in order to apply these
The two parties have decided to restore the traditional ties of
good neighbourliness and friendship, in particular by eliminating
all negative factors in their relations and through constant
exchange of views on issues of mutual interest and promotion of
The two parties officially declare that the region ought to be
secure from any foreign interference.
The Foreign Ministers of Iraq and Iran shall meet in the presence
of Algeria's Foreign Minister on 15 March 1975 in Tehran in order
to make working arrangements for the Iraqi-Iranian joint
commission which was set up to apply the resolutions taken by
mutual agreement as specified above. And in accordance with the
desire of the two parties, Algeria shall be invited to the
meetings of the Iraqi-Iranian joint commission. The commission
shall determine its agenda and working procedures and hold
meetings if necessary. The meetings shall be alternately held in
Baghdad and Tehran.
His Majesty the Shah accepted with pleasure the invitation
extended to him by His Excellency President Ahmad Hasan al-Bakr
to pay a state visit to Iraq. The date of the visit shall be
fixed by mutual agreement.
On the other hand, Saddam Hussein agreed to visit Iran officially
at a date to be fixed by the two parties.
HM the Shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein expressed their deep
gratitude to President Houari Boumedienne, who, motivated by
brotherly sentiments and a spirit of disinterestedness, worked
for the establishment of a direct contact between the leaders of
the two countries and consequently contributed to reviving a new
era in the Iraqi-Iranian relations with a view to achieving the
higher interests of the future of the region in question.