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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
C . Transport by Rail
4 . Agreement on International Railways in the Arab Mashreq
Beirut, 14 April 2003
Entry into force
:
23 May 2005, in accordance with article 5(2)which reads as follows: "1. The Agreement shall enter into force ninety (90) days after the date on which four (4) members of ESCWA have either signed it definitively or deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. For each member of ESCWA referred to in article 4, paragraph 1, signing the Agreement definitively or depositing an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval thereof or accession thereto after the date on which four (4) ESCWA members have either signed it definitively or deposited such an instrument, the Agreement shall enter into force ninety (90) days after the date of that member's definitive signature or deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. For each State other than a member of ESCWA depositing an instrument of accession, the Agreement shall enter into force (90) days after the date of that State's deposit of that instrument.".
Registration :
23 May 2005, No. 41357
Status :
Signatories : 9. Parties : 11
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2316, p. 537; Doc. E/ESCWA/TRANS/2002/1/Rev 2; C.N.291.2003.TREATIES-9 of 15 April 2003 (Rectification of the authentic Arabic text of the Agreement); C.N.373.2003.TREATIES-11 of 9 May 2003 (Rectification of the authentic English and French texts of the Agreement); C.N.852.2003.TREATIES-11 of 22 August 2003 [Rectification of the original of the Agreement (French authentic text)].
Note :
The above Agreement was adopted on 14 April 2003 during the 22nd session of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held in Beirut from 14 to 17 April 2003.  The Agreement is open for signature by members of ESCWA at United Nations House in Beirut from 14 to 17 April 2003, and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 31 December 2004.
Participant
Signature
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)
Bahrain
17 Apr 2003
18 May 2007
Egypt
14 Apr 2003
 5 May 2004
Jordan
14 Apr 2003
16 Apr 2004
Kuwait
10 May 2004
 7 Nov 2013
Lebanon
14 Apr 2003
26 Apr 2004
Saudi Arabia
  12 Jul 2006 a
State of Palestine 1
14 Apr 2003
28 Nov 2006
Sudan
  30 Jul 2009 a
Syrian Arab Republic
14 Apr 2003
22 Feb 2005
United Arab Emirates
14 Apr 2003
25 Feb 2011
Yemen
14 Apr 2003
10 Dec 2007
End Note
1.See note 1 under “State of Palestine” in the Historical Information section of the website.