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 ACT 381

(July 10)

Official Journal No. 43.083 of 14 July 1997

By means of which the "Agreement of Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania" is submitted, signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994.

Vigency Notes Summary

COLOMBIA CONGRESS

DECRETA:

Having regard to the text of the Agreement on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania, signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994.

(To be transcribed: attached photocopy of the full text of the international instrument mentioned, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement 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 the Parties, in compliance with the General Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Colombia and Romania, signed between the two governments in Santa Fe de Bogota, D. C., on August 5, 1993;

Encouraged by the desire to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation, and convinced of the many benefits derived from mutual collaboration;

Recognizing the importance that technical, scientific and technological cooperation represents for the intensification of actions in the economic and social order of both nations;

Highlighting the need to foster, coordinate and modernize the technical, scientific and technological infrastructure of countries, to adapt the requirements of the present and future, within a global framework,

You have agreed to the following:

ARTICLE I. OBJECT.

1. Both Parties are obliged, within the limits of their powers, to give new impetus to their cooperation actions, on the basis of the principles of mutual benefit, reciprocity, respect for sovereignty and non-intervention in internal affairs. In order to achieve this fundamental objective, the Parties are determined to promote the development of their technical, scientific and technological cooperation in order to promote the development of both nations.

2. All programmes, specific projects and scientific, technical and technological cooperation activities agreed by the Parties shall be implemented in accordance with the general provisions of this Agreement.

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ARTICLE II. THE ENTITIES RESPONSIBLE.

1. It is for the competent bodies of each country, within the framework of their internal legislation, to coordinate, schedule and continue to carry out the activities provided for in this Agreement. As entities responsible for compliance with the terms of this Agreement:

-The Romanian Party designates the Ministry of Research and Technology;

-The Colombian Party appoints the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Planning Department;

2. The Parties may request, by common agreement, the participation of third parties both for the financing and for the implementation of programmes and projects arising out of the modalities of cooperation provided for in this Agreement.

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ARTICLE III. ACTIVATIONS.

In order to achieve the objectives of technical, scientific and technological cooperation, the Parties within the framework of their internal legislation will undertake efforts to promote the following activities:

-Training and training of specialists.

-Provision of technical assistance, developed among other forms by sending experts and carrying out studies in common.

-Supply of materials and equipment necessary for the execution of programs and projects.

-Use of facilities, centers and institutions that are necessary for the realization of the 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.

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ARTICLE IV. SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION.

1. The Parties, considering the mutual interest and the objectives of their scientific, technical and technological policy, agree to develop their cooperation even in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific and technical personnel from both countries.

aim is to establish permanent ties between the scientific and technological centers of the two countries, strengthen research capacity, promote technology transfer, strengthen relations with academic institutions, and promote the transfer of technology. and facilitate the exchange of information.

2. In order to achieve effective cooperation in the field of technology transfer, the Parties shall, by common agreement, select the sectors in which cooperation shall be concentrated, and the appropriate procedures for to ensure the widest participation and possible integration of its technicians, scientists and research centres.

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ARTICLE V. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. The Parties, within the limits of their competencies, taking into account the mutual interest and in accordance with the medium and long-term objectives of their economies, take the necessary procedures to establish the widest possible technological cooperation, which does not exclude a priori any field and takes into account its different degrees of development.

The objective of this cooperation will be to contribute, in a general way, to the development of their economies, to the improvement of the quality of life of their citizens and in particular to:

-Human Resources, creating the conditions for raising the level of employment and improving the productivity of the work factor, including the promotion of training and training activities.

-Technology, driving the progress of scientific and technological activities, the transfer, and the increase of technological research capacity.

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ARTICLE VI. AREAS OF COOPERATION. The Parties establish, inter alia, cooperation actions in the following areas, which may be diversified by common agreement: agriculture, agro-industry, biotechnology, petrochemicals, education, basic sciences, energy, mining, petroleum, environmental protection, health, basic sanitation, medicine, transportation, ferroways, non-renewable natural resources, alternative sources of energy, public administration and modernization of the infrastructure.

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ARTICLE VII. TRAINING OF HUMAN RESOURCES. The Parties shall bring forward specific programmes for the training and training of human resources in areas of mutual interest. Training actions will take into account the contributions of new technologies in the field.

The Parties agree to take the necessary actions to promote the training and training of professionals, technicians and scientists, given priority to the multiplier effect for specialists. This cooperation will be carried out through the implementation of specific programmes for the exchange of experts, information and techniques between training institutions and research centres in both countries, particularly at the level of the professional, technical and scientific.

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ARTICLE VIII. AGREEMENT SCOPE, OPERATION AND INSTRUMENTATION.

1. In compliance with the "General Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation between Romania and the Republic of Colombia", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, D. C., on 5 August 1993, the Parties agree to the establishment of a Subcommittee on Technical Cooperation, scientific and technological within the framework of the Binational Commission.

2. The programmes, projects and activities of technical, scientific and technological cooperation shall be specified and evaluated in the Subcommittee on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, composed of the representatives and experts which the Parties appoint.

3. The purpose of the Subcommittee on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation is.

(a) Agree and coordinate concrete activities, projects and 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) Understanding the proper development of the Agreement;

(d) Find appropriate means to prevent any difficulties that may arise in the fields covered by this Agreement;

e) Follow, monitor and evaluate activities and make recommendations and modifications necessary to ensure compliance with the proposed objectives:

(f) Inform the Parties on the recommendations for the expansion of exchanges and the diversification of cooperation.

4. The Subcommittee on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation will hold working sessions every two years, alternating the venue of the celebration of the same. The Parties may convene, by common agreement, for other extraordinary meetings or sessions.

5. Each session of the Subcommittee will establish a biannual program for the purpose of presenting the specific objectives, sources of funding and techniques, and the work programs that could be agreed upon.

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

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ARTICLE X. ENTRY INTO VALIDITY AND DURATION.

1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the day on which the Parties notify each other that the internal procedures for their ratification have been improved. The date of the last notification is considered to be the date of its entry into force.

The validity of the Agreement shall be for a period of five (5) years prolonged annually, except as written by one of the Parties with a notice of six months prior to the expiration of the period of validity.

2. This Agreement may be amended or extended by the Parties by mutual agreement. The agreed amendments or extensions shall enter into force in accordance with the same procedure as set out in Article X (1

.

3. In the event that this Agreement ceases to be valid, the programmes and projects in progress shall be carried out until their completion, with the exception of the Parties deciding otherwise.

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ARTICLE XI. EVOLUTIONARY CLAUSE. With regard to the implementation of this Agreement, each Party may make proposals to extend the scope of bilateral cooperation, taking into account the experience gained during its implementation. execution.

Signed in the city of Bucharest, on the 10th day of April 1994, in two original texts, in Spanish, and Romanian, both texts being equally authentic.

BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA,

BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ROMANIA,

(unreadable signatures) ¯.

The Undersigned Head of the Legal Office

from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

NOTES:

That the present is a faithful photocopy 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 10 April 1994, which is based in the archives of the Legal Office of this Ministry.

Dada en Santa Fe de Bogotá, D. C., a

eight (8) days of the month of August of a thousand

nine hundred and ninety-five (1995).

Chief Legal Office,

HECTOR ADOLFO SINTURA VARELA.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF PUBLIC POWER

REPUBLIC OF THE REPUBLIC

Santa Fe de Bogota, D. C.,

Approved. Submit to the honorable consideration

National Congress for Constitutional Effects.

(Fdo.) ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO

The Foreign Minister,

(Fdo.) RODRIGO PARDO GARCIA-PENA.

DECRETA:

ARTICLE 1o. Approve the "Agreement on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania", signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994.

ARTICLE 2o. In accordance with the provisions of Article 1o. of Law 7a. In 1944, the "Agreement on Technical, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of Romania", signed in Bucharest on 10 April 1994, as provided for in Article 1. of this law is approved, will force the country from the date on which the international link with respect to it is perfected.

ARTICLE 3o. This law applies as of the date of its publication.

The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

LUIS FERNANDO LONDONO CAPURRO.

The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.

The President of the honorable House of Representatives,

GIOVANNI LAMBOGLIA MAZZILLI.

The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,

DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.

COLOMBIA-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Contact and post.

Execute previous Constitutional Court review,

pursuant to article 241-10 of the Political Constitution.

Dada en Santa Fe de Bogotá, D. C., a

10 days of July 1997.

ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO

The Foreign Minister,

MARIA EMMA MEJIA VELEZ.

The Director of the National Planning Department,

CECILIA LOPEZ MONTANO

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