Through Which The "agreement For Technical Cooperation, Science And Technology Between The Government Of The Republic Of Colombia And The Government Of Romania", Signed In Bucharest On April 10, 1994 Is Submitted

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se somete el "Acuerdo de Cooperación Técnica, Científica y Tecnológica entre el Gobierno de la República de Colombia y el Gobierno de Rumania", suscrito en Bucarest el 10 de abril de 1994

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1997
LAW 381 (July 10)
Official Gazette No. 43,083, of July 14, 1997
Through which the "Agreement for Technical Cooperation, Science and Technology is submitted between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania ", signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994. Summary

Term Notes

THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
having regard to the text of the "Agreement on Technical Cooperation, Science and Technology between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania", signed in Bucharest on April 10
1994. (to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attached).
Technical Cooperation Agreement, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania
The Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania
hereinafter called the Parties, in compliance the General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and Romania, suscritoentre both governments in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993;
Desiring to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation and convinced of the many benefits derived from mutual collaboration;
Recognizing the importance of technical, scientific and technological cooperation represents for the intensification of actions in the economic and social order of both nations;
Stressing the need to promote, coordinate and modernize the technical, scientific and technological infrastructure of countries to adapt the requirements of present and future within a global framework,
Have agreed as follows: ARTICLE
I. OBJECT.
1. Both Parties undertake, within the limits of its powers, to give new impetus to their cooperation, based on the principles of mutual benefit, reciprocity, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs. To achieve this fundamental objective, the Parties are determined to promote the development of their technical, scientific and technological cooperation, in order to incline the development of both nations.
2. All programs, specific projects and activities of scientific, technical and technological cooperation agreed by the Parties, shall be executed in accordance with the general provisions of this Agreement.

ARTICLE II. ENTITIES RESPONSIBLE.
1. For the competent bodies of each country, within the framework of its domestic legislation, coordinate, schedule and continue the implementation of the activities under this Agreement. As responsible for compliance with the terms of this Agreement entities:
- Romanian Party appoints the Ministry of Research and Technology;
- Colombian Party designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Planning Department;
2. Parties may request by mutual agreement, the minority interest for both funding and for the implementation of programs and projects arising from the modalities of cooperation covered by this Agreement.

ARTICLE III. ACTIVITIES.
To fulfill the objectives of the technical, scientific and technological cooperation, the Parties within the framework of its domestic legislation, make efforts in order to raise the following activities:
- Training and training of specialists.
- Provision of technical assistance, developed among other ways, by sending experts and studies in common.
- Supply of materials and equipment necessary for the implementation of programs and projects.
- Use of facilities, centers and institutions necessary for the performance of common activities.
- Organization of conferences, seminars and exploration missions and other joint mechanisms of academic and scientific exchange.
- Exchange of technical, scientific and technological information and relevant statistics.
- Any other cooperation activity that is agreed between the Parties.

ARTICLE IV. Scientific, technical and technological cooperation.
1. The Parties, considering the mutual interest and the objectives of scientific, technical and technological politics, agree to develop their cooperation even to promote the exchange of scientific personnel and technicians from both countries.
The aim is to establish permanent links between the scientific and technological centers of the two countries, strengthen research capacity, promote technology transfer, strengthen relations with academic institutions and facilitate the exchange of information.

2. In order to achieve effective cooperation on issues concerning technology transfer, the Parties shall select, by mutual agreement, the sectors in which cooperation will center and the appropriate procedures to ensure broad participation and possible integration of their technical , scientific and research centers.

Article V. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. The Parties, within the limits of their powers, taking into account the mutual interests and in accordance with the objectives in the medium and long term economic interest, will take the necessary procedures to establish the broadest technological cooperation possible, not exclude a priori any field and takes into account their different levels of development.
The objective of this cooperation shall be to contribute generally to the development of their economies, improving the quality of life of its citizens and in particular:
- Human Resources, creating conditions conducive to the level of employment and improve labor productivity, including the promotion of training activities and training.
- Technology, promoting the progress of science and technology activities, transfer, and increasing the capacity of technological research.

ARTICLE VI. AREAS OF COOPERATION. The Parties establish inter alia cooperation actions in the following areas, which may diversify by mutual agreement: agriculture, agribusiness, biotechnology, petrochemical, education, basic sciences, energy, mining, petroleum, environmental protection, health, basic sanitation , medicine, transportation, railways, nonrenewable natural resources, alternative energy source, public administration and infrastructure modernization.

ARTICLE VII. FORMATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES. The Parties will advance specific training programs and training of human resources in the areas of mutual interest. Training activities take into account the contributions of new technologies in the field.
The Parties agree to make the necessary to promote education and training of professional, technical and scientific actions given priority to the multiplier effect for trainers of specialists. This cooperation will take place through the implementation of specific programs for exchanges of experts, information and technology between training institutions and research centers in both countries, particularly in the technical and scientific professional levels.

ARTICLE VIII. SCOPE, OPERATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT.
1. In compliance with the "General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between Romania and the Republic of Colombia," signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 5, 1993, the Parties agree to the establishment of a subcommittee on technical, scientific and technological cooperation within the framework of the Binational Commission.
2. Programs, projects and activities of technical, scientific and technological cooperation will be specified and evaluated in the Subcommittee on technical, scientific and technological cooperation, composed of the representatives and experts designated by the Parties.
3. The Subcommittee on technical, scientific and technological cooperation aims.
A) agree on and coordinate activities, projects and specific actions in relation to the objectives of this Agreement and propose the means necessary for its implementation and evaluation;
B) Identify new sectors and areas of cooperation;
C) Address the proper development of the Agreement;
D) Find the appropriate means to prevent any difficulties that may arise in the fields covered by this Agreement;
E) Track, monitor and evaluate activities and make recommendations and changes necessary to ensure compliance with the proposed objectives:
f) Report to the Parties on recommendations aimed at the expansion of trade and diversification of cooperation.
4. The Subcommittee on technical, scientific and technological cooperation held working sessions every two years, alternating the headquarters of the holding thereof. Parties may be convened, by mutual agreement, for other meetings or special sessions.
5. Each session of the Subcommittee establish a biannual order to present the specific program objectives, funding sources and techniques, and work programs could be agreed.


Article IX. INSTRUMENTS AND MEANS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COOPERATION. The Parties shall reciprocally facilitate administrative and fiscal procedures necessary for the entry and exit of personnel and components, elements and equipment necessary for the implementation of projects under the legislation of each country.

Article X. ENTRY INTO FORCE AND DURATION.
1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the day on which the Parties notify each other that have been perfected internal procedures for ratification. The date of the last notice is considered the date of its entry into force.
The validity of the Agreement shall be for a period of five (5) years extended annually unless written by a Party with six months' notice before the expiration of the period of validity complaint.
2. This Agreement may be amended or supplemented by the parties, by mutual agreement. Modifications or additions agreed take effect in accordance with the same procedure provided in paragraph 1 of Article X. 3
. As if this Agreement ceases to be valid, programs and ongoing projects will be carried out to completion, except that the Parties decide otherwise.

ARTICLE XI. Future developments. With regard to the implementation of this Agreement, either Party may put forward suggestions for expanding the scope of bilateral cooperation, taking into account the experience gained in its application.
Signed in the city of Bucharest, on the 10th of April 1994, in two original texts in Spanish, and Romanian, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA,
BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ROMANIA,
(Illegible signatures) ¯.
The Subscribed Head of the Legal Office
Ministry of Foreign Affairs DECLARES
:
That this is a true copy taken from the original of the "Cooperation Agreement, technical, scientific and technological, between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania "signed in Bucharest on April 10, 1994, which lies in the archives of the Legal Office of the Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, to
eight (8) days of August, one thousand nine hundred and ninety
(1995).
Chief Legal Office,
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC,
Approved. Submit to the consideration of the honorable
National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.) Ernesto Samper Pizano
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) RODRIGO GARCIA-PARDO PEÑA. DECREES
:
ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Agreement for Technical Cooperation, Science and Technology between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania", signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994. Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement on Technical Cooperation, Science and Technology between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania", signed in Bucharest on April 10, 1994, that article 1. this law passed, will force the country from the date the international link regarding the same is perfected.
ARTICLE 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
LUIS FERNANDO LONDOÑO CAPURRO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
GIOVANNI LAMBOGLIA MAZZILLI.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
TAFUR.
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, to
10 days of July 1997.

Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Foreign Affairs, EMMA MEJIA VELEZ MARIA
.
The Director of the National Planning Department, Cecilia López Montaño




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