The declaration approved the principles of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, but reserved France and Russia's rights to safeguard their interests.
Editors. "Franco-Russian declaration approves Anglo-Japanese alliance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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