ACT 284 OF 1996
Official Gazette No. 42809 of June 19, 1996
Through which the "General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia is approved and Romania ", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993. Summary
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
having regard to the text of the "General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and Romania", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5,
1993. "GENERAL oF FRIENDSHIP aND COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN
tHE REPUBLIC oF COLOMBIA aND ROMANIA"
the Republic of Colombia and Romania, hereinafter referred to as the Parties:
with the desire to develop and deepen the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries;
Given the identity of interest between the two countries and highlighting its unrestricted to the principles of national sovereignty and independence attachment, equal rights, self-determination of peoples, non-intervention in internal affairs, respect the rights and fundamental human freedoms, observance of good faith commitments, the peaceful settlement of disputes, prohibition of the threat and use of force in international relations, cooperation between States and other principles and generally recognized norms of international law;
Desirous of promoting and developing economic relations between their countries on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit;
Bearing in mind the potential of their economies offer for harmonious development and diversification of economic, technological and trade cooperation;
Recognizing that the development of institutions and structures based on the market economy will help expand and diversify economic cooperation between the two countries;
Taking into account (sic) the participation of both countries in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt), in order to contribute to the realization of an effective multilateral trading system;
Desiring to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation actions without prejudice to its international commitments;
Convinced that economic and technological development of their countries, and the expansion of trade and cooperation between them contribute to the welfare, politics and social and strengthening democratic institutions stability:
agreed as follows :
ARTICLE 1o. The Parties undertake to develop bilateral cooperation in political, economic, technical, scientific, technological, legal, cultural, educational and sports fields, using the routes and procedures established by this General Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation and the specific documents specific to each domain, to be agreed by mutual agreement. CHAPTER I.
INSTITUTIONAL Article 2.
. Both Parties agree to establish a binational commission-Romanian Colombo as a mechanism to implement and coordinate bilateral negotiations. From a holistic approach, the Commission will define the broad outlines of bilateral cooperation, as well as specific actions in the political, economic, technical, scientific, technological, legal, cultural, educational and sports fields. The Binational Commission will be chaired by the respective foreign ministers.
ARTICLE 3. The Parties may set up specialized subcommittees in the political, economic, technical, scientific, technological, legal, cultural, educational and sports fields. Subcommittees may meet simultaneously in the framework of the Binational Commission.
ARTICLE 4. The Binational Commission shall endeavor to guide, promote, coordinate and support actions arising from specific protocols and agreements on the subject concluded between different departments and agencies of the two countries and other instruments concluded between them.
The 5th ITEM. The Parties agree that this Agreement constitutes the institutional framework to regulate and stimulate cooperation between them based on which departments and agencies of the two Parties may, with prior consultation with their chancelleries, agreements, memoranda of understanding or sectoral tools necessary cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties.
ARTICLE 6o. The Parties agree that their political dialogue, especially to perform the following actions:
a) Intensifying reciprocal visits of the Heads of State and Government;
B) To hold political consultations at the summit, as well as other appropriate levels, in order to harmonize the positions of the two countries in the defense and promotion of their legitimate interests and deepen the mutual understanding of their positions and actions in the field international. As part of the consultations referred to major bilateral and international issues of common concern, with a focus, among other issues, the political dialogue between Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe will be analyzed.
ARTICLE 7. The Parties affirm their desire to expand and strengthen economic cooperation and trade in goods and services.
In this regard, the Parties shall take appropriate measures to encourage and facilitate the development of actions and projects of economic, financial-banking and trade cooperation, the conclusion of agreements, contracts and other specific understandings to establish specific conditions materialization of such actions and projects.
Article 8. The Parties agree to encourage the development of the productive and service sectors of both countries, promoting partnership or other forms of cooperation in the commercial, industrial, financial and investment between natural and legal persons of the two countries areas, authorized to carry out acts trade and identifying concrete projects for the development of priority domains in both economies.
Article 9. The Parties agree to encourage and promote bilateral economic relations is necessary to provide facilities to natural and legal persons of both countries authorized to carry out acts of commerce to develop and plan their activities in the medium and long term, making the promotion and presentation right of the possibilities and potential of economic cooperation between them.
At the same time, the Parties agree to promote the expansion of contacts between natural and legal persons of the two countries, authorized to carry out acts of trade, exchange of business representatives, businessmen and specialists in different domains, as well as facilitate the development of their activity.
Article 10. The Contracting Parties will grant each other the necessary for the organization of trade fairs and exhibitions exchange of commercial information facilities, business missions, specialized seminars, market research and, in order to encourage trade relations between the two countries.
ARTICLE 11. The Parties expressed their willingness to support in accordance with its legislation on the subject boosting industrial cooperation, including investment flows between the two countries. In this regard, they support the realization of the need to identify specific projects in areas of particular interest to both countries share.
The Parties undertake the designate bodies responsible for monitoring actions to develop concrete projects and to include entities that promote the development of small and medium enterprises.
ARTICLE 12. The Parties shall act to strengthen cooperation in industrial development through projects in the productive areas intended to supply the domestic market of any of the two countries and to increase exports to third markets.
ARTICLE 13. Both Parties recognize that one of the main instruments in bilateral economic relations represents financial cooperation and thus promote the cooperation of financial institutions and authorities in accordance with the laws of each country.
In order to boost trade and economic development projects, both Parties shall define the necessary tools and financial mechanisms.
ARTICLE 14. The Parties shall consider the possibility of acceding to multilateral regional agreements, participating in one of them, in order to expand their collaboration.
TECHNICAL COOPERATION, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL
ARTICLE 15. The Parties shall promote aimed at expanding scientific exchanges, to develop research capacity, technology transfer, to strengthen relations between research centers and stimulating technological innovation technical, scientific and technological cooperation, establishing specific programs and projects in areas of mutual interest, in order to achieve the national goals of economic and social development.
ARTICLE 16. Both Parties shall encourage and develop such cooperation by setting out specific programs and projects in the areas of agriculture, education, health, energy, public administration, transportation, mining, basic sanitation and the environment. CHAPTER V.
CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND SPORTS
ARTICLE 17. The Parties shall support and facilitate cooperation between them in the fields of culture, education, media and sport and youth exchanges.
ARTICLE 18. In order to improve knowledge of the culture of each country by nationals of the other country, efforts will be made to organize conferences, concerts, exhibitions, theater performances, presentation of educational films, radio programs and television and the promotion of the study of language, history and literature of the other Party.
ARTICLE 19. With a view to greater understanding and knowledge of their cultures and civilizations, the Parties shall facilitate the exchange of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, printed material, film material, radio and television programs and information on institutions cultural.
The Parties shall support the activity of the House of Latin America in Bucharest.
ARTICLE 20. The Parties shall encourage the exchange of information materials on their systems and higher education programs and educational institutions.
ARTICLE 21. In order to stimulate the development of sport in both countries, the Parties shall facilitate the exchange of information on the practice of various sports and techniques in the field.
Will consider, also, the ability to facilitate training of athletes Party in the territory of the other Party in those disciplines in which one of the States have further development or art techniques, to justify the displacement of athletes.
CHAPTER VI. GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 22. In order to coordinate and promote activities and compliance with the provisions of this General Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation, regular consultations between the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Colombia and the Chancellor of Romania will be made.
ARTICLE 23. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the last notification through which the Parties inform each other, through diplomatic channels, that the legal requirements of their countries in connection with the entry into force of this Agreement have been met.
ARTICLE 24. This Agreement will run for five years, automatically renewable for periods of one year unless either Party notifies in writing to the other, through diplomatic channels, six months in advance, its desire to terminate it.
This does not affect the implementation of commitments and projects agreed and during its term.
Made in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, five days
August 1993, in two original copies, each in
Spanish and Romanian languages, both texts being equally
César Gaviria Trujillo President of the Republic
President Ion Iliescu of Romania.
The undersigned head of the Legal Office
Ministry of Foreign Affairs DECLARES
That this faithful reproduction is taken from the original copy of the "General Agreement Amista (sic) and Cooperation the Republic of Colombia and Romania ", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993, which lies in the archives of the Legal Office of the Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on the twenty (22) days
of February in 1994 (1994).
The Head of the Legal Office,
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura. RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, March 18, 1994 Approved
. Submit to the consideration of the honorable
National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.) César Gaviria Trujillo
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) RUBIO Noemi Sanin. DECREES
ITEM 1A. Approval of the "General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and Romania", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993.
ARTICLE 2A. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and Romania", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993, that the first article of this law is passed, forced the country from the date on which the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3A. This Law governs from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate, JULIUS CAESAR
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
communication and publication. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court,
under Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 14 June 1996.
Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Foreign Affairs,
RODRIGO PARDO GARCÍA-PEÑA.