THE Undersigned, duly authorized to that effect by their respective Governments, have agreed as follows:—
I. The Government of His Most Faithful Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves engages to decree at once the freedom of navigation of the Zambesi and of the Shiré.
II. The Government of His Most Faithful Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves engages also to permit and to facilitate transit oyer the waterways of the Zambesi, the Shiré, and the Pungué, and also over the land-ways which supply means of communication where those rivers are not navigable.
III. The Government of His Most Faithful Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves further engages to facilitate communications between the Portuguese ports on the coast and the territories, included in the sphere of action of Great Britain, especially as regards the establishment of postal and telegraphic communications, and as regards the transport service.
IV. The Government of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Government of His Most Faithful Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves, engage to recognize the territorial limits indicated in the Convention of the 20th August, 1890, in so far that from the date of the present Agreement to the termination thereof neither Power will make Treaties, accept Protectorates, or exercise any act of sovereignty within the spheres of influence assigned to the other party by the said Gonvention.
But neither Power will thereby be held to prejudge any Question; whatever which may arise as to the said territorial limits in the course of the ulterior negotiations.
V. The present Agreement shall come into operation from the date of its signature, and shall remain in force for a period of six months.
Done at London, the 14th day of November, 1890.