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The 1974 Treaty of Jeddah was a treaty between Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. SAUDI ARABIA and UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Agreement on the delimitation of boundaries dated 21 August 1974, United Nations. Accessed April 4, 2012.
  2. Habeeb, William Mark (2012). The Middle East in Turmoil: Conflict, Revolution and Change. Greenwood Press. p. 33. ISBN 0313339147. 
  3. Schofield, Richard (2011). "The Crystallisation of a Complex Territorial Dispute: Britain and the Saudi-Abu Dhabi Borderland, 1966". Digital object identifier:10.1080/21534764.2011.576047. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjab20/1/1#.VOn78C5vCLk. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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