The agreement also includes “steps to help migrants find appropriate shelter in France” and measures to strengthen border security in ports in northern and western France, he added. Through the Entente Cordiale, the two powers reduced the de facto isolation into which they had withdrawn – France unwittingly, Britain complacently – while they had looked at each other on African affairs. Britain, with the exception of Japan (1902), had no omnipotense sovereign and there was no point in war breaking out in European waters; France had none other than Russia, soon discredited in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. The agreement angered Germany, whose policy has long been to rely on Franco-British antagonism. A German attempt to control the French in Morocco in 1905 (Tangier incident or First Moroccan Crisis) and thus to thwart the Entente only served to strengthen it. Military talks between the French and British general staffs were soon launched. Franco-British solidarity was confirmed at the Algeciras Conference (1906) and confirmed again during the Second Moroccan Crisis (1911). [3] However, the agreement was criticized by the director of a humanitarian charity, who said it was “an exceptional sign of failure that the Minister of the Interior announces with such fanfare that she was reordering the deckchairs on the Titanic.” Loevy makes a similar point with regard to sections 4 to 8 of the agreement and refers to the British and French who practiced “Ottoman colonial development as insiders” and that this experience served as a roadmap for subsequent war negotiations. [51] while Khalidi highlighted Britain`s and France`s negotiations on the homs-Baghdad railways in 1913 and 1914, as well as their agreements with Germany in other regions, as a “clear basis” for their subsequent spheres of influence under the agreement. [52] New agreement reached today by the Minister of the Interior and her French counterpart to combat the activities of migrants in the Channel. The agreement effectively divided the Ottoman provinces outside the Arabian Peninsula into territories of British and French control and influence.