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After the armistice of 11 November 1918, Belgium started negotiations in order to be rewarded for its war efforts. The Belgians would like to have negotiated an expansion of territory at the Congo estuary. In order to avoid problems with Portugal, the United Kingdom disapproved. In May 1919, diplomat Orts was given consent about the Belgian 'plan B': Belgium received no financial compensations, but the former German colonies of Rwanda and Urundi did. Conformed copy of ordinance no. 469 about the appointment of Pierre Ryckmans as First Class Territorial Adminstrator for the duration of the occupation of German East Africa, 1919.
NAB, Archives Pierre Ryckmans, no. 3/39.