Sanctioned: October 24, 2001.
Cast: November 19, 2001.
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 BULGARIA REPUBLIC on cooperation in MATERIA DE TURISMO, signed in Buenos Aires on August 1, 2000, consisting of ONCE (11) articles, whose authenticated photocopy is part of this law. ARTICLE 2 . Contact the executive branch. IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, TO THE VEINTICUATRO DIAS OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER OF DOS MIL UNO.
PASCUAL RAFAEL. . MARIO A. LOSADA. . Roberto C. Marafioti. . Juan C. Oyarzún.
BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARGENTINA REPUBLIC
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BULGARIA REPUBLIC
ON COOPERATION IN TURISMO
The Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, henceforth known as "the Parties", convinced that tourism represents an important means for economic development, a way to improve mutual knowledge, express goodwill and strengthen relations between the two countries,
Taking into account the statutes of the World Tourism Organization and the recommendations of the World Tourism Conference contained in the 1980 Manila Declaration on World Tourism and confirmed in the 1982 Acapulco Document,
They agreed on the following:
The Parties shall be accorded maximum facilities with the aim of increasing tourist flows between the two countries.
The Parties, through their official agencies, will exchange information on the existing legislation on tourism, including on the protection and conservation of natural resources and cultural values, on the accommodation of tourists, associations and tourism companies, as well as on professional activity in this area and other tourism issues.
The Parties shall promote the exchange of experts and consultants in the field of tourism, support the exchange of experiences and knowledge in all sectors of tourism and shall consider all proposals relating to the reciprocal award of scholarships and the organization of seminars and training courses for staff in the field of tourism.
The Parties shall encourage mutual visits by representatives of the mass media, agents and operators of tourism, in order to inform the population of the two countries of the tourist attractions of the Argentine Republic and the Republic of Bulgaria.
Each Party, in order to promote its tourist attractions, shall participate, to the extent of its possibilities, in exhibitions, congresses, fairs or tourist demonstrations organized by the other Party.
The Parties shall exchange proposals on the exploitation of the tourist infrastructure, as well as on investment projects in the field of tourism and shall consider the possibilities of participation in the same of natural and legal persons of the Argentine Republic and the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Parties shall work within the World Tourism Organization to develop and promote the adoption of recommended uniform and practical models that, once implemented by the Governments of both Parties, facilitate tourism.
The Parties shall provide mutual assistance in matters of cooperation and effective participation in the World Tourism Organization.
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the last notification by which the Parties report to each other that they have complied with the procedures required by their respective national laws for their entry into force.
This Agreement shall last five (5) years, automatically renewable for one (1) period of equal duration.
Any Party may denounce it, communicating to the other such intention, at a minimum of six (6) months, at the end of the period.
The complaint referred to in the preceding article shall not affect the continuity of the operations and programmes in place, which shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
Made in Buenos Aires, on August 1, 2000, in two original copies, in the Spanish and Bulgarian languages, both being equally authentic.