George Curzon said that the great powers were still committed to the Organic Settlement Agreement, which concerns governance and non-interference in the affairs of the Christian, Orthodox, Druze and Muslim communities concerning the Beirut Vilayet of June 1861 and September 1864, adding that the rights granted to France in present-day Syria and parts of Turkey under Sykes-Picot , are incompatible with this agreement.  The minutes, which were adopted at a meeting of the «Big Four» on 20 March 1919 in Paris and attended by Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Lloyd George and Arthur Balfour, set out the British and French positions on the agreement. This was the first topic discussed in the discussion on Syria and Turkey and was then at the centre of all the discussions. More than a year after the agreement with Russia, British and French representatives, Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges Picot, drafted another secret agreement on the future prey of the Great War. Picot represented a small group determined to ensure control of Syria for France; For his part, Sykes asked the UK to compensate for the influence in the region. The agreement did not allow, to a large extent, the future growth of Arab nationalism, which the British government and army wanted to use at the same time for their advantage vis-à-vis the Turks. The following eleven points included the formal agreements between Great Britain, France and Russia. In May 1916, Mark Sykes, a British diplomat, and his French counterpart François Georges-Picot drew up an agreement to ensure that their countries received a fair share of the spoils after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I. In the chain of agreements between France, Russia and Great Britain, the Russian demands were first confirmed: France confirmed their agreement on 26 April and Britain on 23 May, with formal sanctions on 23 October.
The Anglo-French agreement was confirmed in an exchange of letters on 9 May and 16 May.  Following the agreement between Sazonov and Paleologist, Russia should also receive Western Armenia alongside Constantinople and the Turkish Strait, already promised under the 1915 Constantinople Convention.  Italy was closed to the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Convention in 1917 and received South Anatolia.  The Palestinian region, whose territory is smaller than later compulsory Palestine, should be under «international administration.»