Naval Cooperation Agreements (Paraguay) - Full Text Of The Norm

Original Language Title: ACUERDOS COOPERACION NAVAL (PARAGUAY) - Texto completo de la norma

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ACUERDOS Law 25.355 Approve a naval cooperation agreement signed with the Republic of Paraguay.

Sanctioned: November 1, 2000.

Cast: November 29, 2000.

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc., sanction with force of Law:

ARTICLE 1 Approval of the agreement between the Government of the ARGENTINA REPUBLIC and the Government of the PARAGUAY REPUBLIC concerning NAVAL COOPERATION, signed in AsunciĆ³n .REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY el on 1 September 1995, which consists of TRECE (13) articles, whose authenticated photocopy is part of the present law.

ARTICLE 2 Contact the national executive branch.

IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER OF THE YEAR DOS MIL.

# 25,355 EL

PASCUAL RAFAEL. . MARIO A. LOSADA. . Guillermo Aramburu. . Alejandro L. Colombo.

Agreed between the Government of the ARGENTINA REPUBLIC and the Government of the PARAGUAY REPUBLIC FOR COOPERATION

The Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Republic of Paraguay, inspired by the spirit of collaboration and considering the desirability of establishing new links of cooperation in the naval field between the two countries, have resolved to celebrate the following:

Agreed

ARTICLE I

Object of the Agreement

The Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Republic of Paraguay, in common agreement, will be able to conclude military cooperation for technological, cultural and professional development in the naval field, to be channeled through the Naval Addition to the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the Republic of Paraguay.

ARTICLE II

Unit ratio

The members of the Armed Forces who stand out for cooperation, while remaining in Paraguay, will be incorporated and subordinated to the Naval Addition to the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, as Military Technicians, henceforth "The Technicians".

ARTICLE III

Applicable rules

The Technicians shall be subject to the provisions contained in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which correspond to the technical and administrative staff of the Diplomatic Representations.

ARTICLE IV

Privileges and Immunities

Technicians who should remain in Paraguay for more than two years shall enjoy the immunities and privileges of technical and administrative officials in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

The technicians, who should remain in Paraguay for less than two years, will only enjoy the immunities that correspond to the technical and administrative officials of the Diplomatic Representation, but will not enjoy privileges.

ARTICLE V

Income and Permanence Regime

The technicians may enter, stay and leave Paraguayan territory for the duration of their duties, being exempt from Law 470 on Migration.

ARTICLE VI

Coordination

The general coordination of the activities of the technicians will be carried out between the designated authorities of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Paraguay and the Naval Addition to the Embassy of the Argentine Republic through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay.

ARTICLE VII

Use of Uniforms and Assignments

The technicians will be able to use their uniforms and grade badges, as well as those badges that were given "Honoris Causa" by the Government of Paraguay.

ARTICLE VIII

Expenditure and costs

The cost of cooperation, as well as the costs, salaries, wages, social and/or labour benefits that correspond to the Technicians, will be of absolute responsibility of the Government of the Argentine Republic.

ARTICLE IX

Combined Exercises

When cooperation consists of exercises combined with the National Navy of the Republic of Paraguay and involves the entry of military troops from the Argentine Republic to the territory of the Republic of Paraguay, the coordination of the Argentine Republic shall be carried out in due advance in order to comply with the precept established by the National Constitution of the Republic of Paraguay in its Article 224, paragraph 5). For the purposes of this Agreement, military technicians who do not constitute combat units shall not be considered troops.

ARTICLE X

Coordination Measures for Combined Exercises

The Command, Tactical Control and other coordination measures necessary for the execution of combined exercises will be established during the planning meetings corresponding to each of the exercises to be developed.

ARTICLE XI

Dispute Settlement

Any dispute that arises on aspects of cooperation shall be immediately raised to the consideration of both Governments, so that the issue may be resolved by direct negotiations.

ARTICLE XII

Entry into force

This Agreement shall have a duration of five years, which shall be extended for equal periods, after written communication between the Parties and shall enter into force when the redemption of ratifications occurs, after each State Party has complied with the provisions of its respective domestic legislation on the matter.

ARTICLE XIII

Complaint

This Agreement may be denounced by any Party at any time, with prior notice of six months.

Made in the city of AsunciĆ³n, on the first day of the month of September, nine hundred and ninety-five.