In matters of general interest it has frequently called conferences to which the minor states have been invited, such as the West African Conference in Berlin in 1885, and the Anti-Slavery Conference at Brussels in 1889-1890, and the Conference of Algeciras in 1906.
The Treaty of Algeciras is essentially a generalization of the Franco-German agreement of the 28th of September 1905.
In that year Yusef passed the straits to Algeciras, and on the 23rd of October inflicted a severe defeat on the Christians at Sacralias, or in Arabic, Zallaka, near Badajoz.
At the conference assembled at Algeciras to settle the Morocco Question, Austria supported the German position, and after the close of the conferences the emperor William II.
Having made himself master of Algeciras and thereby secured his communication with Africa, Tariq set out at once in the direction of Cordova.
ALGECIRAS, or Algeziras, a seaport of southern Spain in the province of Cadiz, 6 m.
Algeciras stands at the head of a railway from Granada, but its only means of access to Gibraltar is by water.
The fine winter climate of Algeciras attracts many invalid visitors, on whom the town largely depends for its prosperity.
Whiting, soles, bream, bass and other fish are caught in great quantities by the Algeciras steam-trawlers, which visit the Moroccan coast, as well as Spanish and neutral waters.
Algeciras was perhaps the of the Romans, but it was probably refounded in 713 by the Moors, who retained possession of it until 1344.
During the siege of Gibraltar in 1780-1782, Algeciras was the station of the Spanish fleet and floating batteries.
On the 6th of July 1801 the English admiral Sir James Saumarez attacked a Franco-Spanish fleet off Algeciras, I.
The important international conference on Moroccan affairs, which resulted in an agreement between France and Germany, was held at Algeciras from the 16th of January to the 7th of April 1906.
On the advice of Germany he proposed the assembly of an international conference at Algeciras in 1906 to consult upon methods of reform, the sultan's desire being to ensure a condition of affairs which would leave foreigners with no excuse for interference in the control of the country, and would promote its welfare, which Abd-el-Aziz had earnestly desired from his accession to power.
The sultan gave his adherence to the Act of the Algeciras Conference, but the state of anarchy into which Morocco fell during the latter half of 5906 and the beginning of 1907 showed that the young ruler lacked strength sufficient to make his will respected by his turbulent subjects.