The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc., sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 Approved by the agreement between the ARGENTINA REPUBLIC and the BOLIVIA REPUBLIC FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF COOPERATION IN THE MATERIA OF INTERNATIONAL DEFENSA AND SECURITY, and the COMPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL TO THE AGREEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARGENTINA REPUBLIC AND THE FORTY ARTICLE 2 Contact the national executive branch.
IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, 17 JUL 2002.
EDUARDO O. CHANGE. . JUAN C. MAQUEDA. . Eduardo D. Rollano. . Juan C. Oyarzún.
AGREEMENT OF THE REPUBLIC
ARGENTINA AND THE REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA
FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF
COOPERATION IN DEFENSA MATERIA
AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Government of the ARGENTINA REPUBLIC and the Government of the BOLIVIA REPUBLIC, INCLUDING the vocation of peace of the two countries,
RECALLING its full respect for international law and the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Charter of the Organization of American States,
COMMITTED with the strengthening of democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, the process of regional integration and the economic and social development of their peoples,
COINCIDIENDO con la decisión de la XXI Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Unidos, realizado en SANTIAGO DE CHILE en el año 1991, de mantener un proceso de consulta sobre seguridad hemisférica, a la luz de las nuevas circunstancias regional Mundial,
RECOGNIZING the recommendations of the Regional Conference on Measures for the Strengthening of Mutual Confidence, held in Santiago de Chile in November 1995,
INCLUDING IN ACCORDANCE with the conclusions of the Ministerial Conference of Defence held in San Carlos de Bariloche in October 1996,
CONSIDERING that it will contribute to the strengthening of mutual security to have a political-institutional framework for the development of contacts between the Armed Forces of both countries, based on the deepening of staff exchanges, information on professional action and academic activities of interest to the Forces,
Agreed that enhanced security understanding and cooperation will contribute significantly to the integration process between the two countries,
RECALLING its commitment to the resolutions of the United Nations and the Organization of American States on the Register of Conventional Arms and Defense Expenses,
RESULTS to further strengthen mutual solidarity and trust as fundamental factors of the natural longing for peace of the peoples of ARGENTINA and BOLIVIA,
1. Establish a Standing Committee on Security that will aim to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of International Defence and Security through the development of a work agenda that will deepen cooperation between ARGENTINA and BOLIVIA in this area.
2. The Standing Committee on Security shall consist of representatives of the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, with the rank of Assistant Secretary or equivalent. In addition, officials from the aforementioned Ministries and representatives of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic, the Armed Forces Commands of the Republic of Bolivia and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic will participate.
3. The Committee will meet regularly, on an alternate basis, in ARGENTINA and BOLIVIA, at least once a year and will have a Secretariat that will operate through an annual rotation system between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence of both countries.
4. The Committee will be interested in advancing the planning and implementation of measures to deepen cooperation between ARGENTINA and BOLIVIA in the field of international defence and security, including:
a. The strengthening of communication channels in the field of defence.
b. An expeditious and timely information of the military manoeuvres agreed upon by the Parties are previously notified, encouraging the participation of observers.
c. The development of joint actions in peacekeeping operations, where available by Parties.
d. Promoting an academic activity that strengthens cooperation between the two countries in the field of security.
5. Additional protocols to this Agreement may be signed for the development of specific projects.
This Agreement shall enter into force thirty days after the Parties have communicated compliance with their respective domestic legal procedures.
Signed in the city of La Paz, on the 19th day of the month of November 1996, in two (2) copies, both texts being equally authentic.
COMPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL TO THE AGREED REPUBLIC AND BOLIVIA REPUBLIC FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF COOPERATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEFENSA AND SECURITY
The Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia (hereinafter "The Parties"),
IN ACCOUNTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARGENTINA REPUBLIC AND THE BOLIVIA REPUBLIC FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF COOPERATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEFENSA AND SECURITY MATERIA, 19 November 1996 (hereinafter "the Agreement"),
DESEANDO implements a system of joint participation of its respective Armed Forces in peacekeeping operations,
The following are agreed:
When the Parties so provide, they will promote the joint participation of members of their respective Armed and Security Forces in peacekeeping operations, as mandated by the Security Council of the United Nations Organization.
Each of the parties will enable the members of the Armed and Security Forces of the other to participate in the specialized courses and programmes carried out in their territory, for the training of their own military personnel involved in peacekeeping operations.
The conditions, modalities and rules of admission shall be agreed within the scope of the Standing Committee on Security established in the Agreement.
Each Party may integrate into its national contingents, who participate in peacekeeping missions, military personnel from the other. In all cases, the Party which is required to provide members of its military personnel shall have prior consent.
This Protocol shall enter into force thirty days after the date on which the Parties have withdrawn from the respective instruments of ratification.
The present Protocol shall last for two years and, upon its expiry, shall be automatically renewed for successive periods of equal extension, unless a Party declares it, by notification to the other in advance not less than six months.
Made in the city of La Paz, on 19 days of November 1996, in two copies of identical tenor and equally valid.