ACT 641 OF 2001
Official Gazette No. 44,282 of January 5, 2001
Through which the "Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of approving Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador ", made in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on 20 October 1999. COLOMBIA CONGRESS
having regard to the text of the" Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the government of the Republic of Colombia and the government of the Republic of Ecuador ", made in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on 20 October 1999.
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached ).
AGREEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR
The Government of the Republic of Colombia
The Government of the Republic of Ecuador hereinafter referred
Parties Desiring to strengthen ties in both countries friendship and cooperation and convinced of the many benefits derived from mutual collaboration;
Recognizing the importance of technical and scientific cooperation represents for the intensification of actions in the economic and social order in both nations;
Stressing the need to promote, define and modernize the technical and scientific infrastructure of countries, Have agreed as follows
ARTICLE 1o. OBJECT.
1. The objective of this Convention is to promote scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries, through the formulation and implementation of programs and projects in areas of common interest, in accordance with the priorities set out in their strategies and policies for economic and social development. To achieve this objective, the Parties undertake to give new impetus to their cooperation, based on the principles of mutual benefit, reciprocity, respect for sovereignty, non-intervention in internal affairs and development policies established in each country.
2. All programs, specific projects and activities technical and scientific cooperation agreed by the Parties shall be implemented in accordance with the general provisions of this Convention and the rules in each country.
. RESPONSIBLE ENTITIES. As responsible for compliance with the terms of this Agreement entities:
- The Colombian Party designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Colombian Agency for International Cooperation, ACCI.
- The Ecuadorian Party designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ecuadorian Agency for External Cooperation, AGECE.
ARTICLE 3o. FINANCING. The implementation of programs defined under the present Convention will take place in the form of cost sharing, without prejudice to any other that may lead to the objectives of this collaboration. For the implementation of sectoral programs and specific projects, the Parties may request by mutual agreement, the participation of other sources of funding, where the Parties consider it appropriate. (Bilateral and multilateral).
. COOPERATION AREAS. The Parties establish the following areas of cooperation, without prejudice to enlarge by mutual agreement in the future:
Education, health, agriculture, environment, science and technology, productive development (SMEs), decentralization and state reform, social security , justice, housing and urban development, mining, energy, justice, micro-industry, trade and gender.
The 5th ARTICLE. Forms of cooperation. For the purposes of this Agreement, technical and scientific cooperation between the Parties may take the following forms:
- Exchange of specialists, professionals, researchers and academics.
- Studies and Research.
- Reception of Experts.
- Training and Internships in renowned institutions and level of excellence.
- Exchange of scientific and technological information.
- Granting scholarships for professional specialization and intermediate studies of technical training.
- Provision of consulting services.
- Organisation of seminars, workshops, courses and conferences.
- Integral projects.
- Sending and equipment necessary for the implementation of specific projects material.
- Any other cooperation activity that is agreed between the Parties.
. SCOPE, OPERATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION.
1. The Parties shall establish a Joint Committee on Scientific and Technical Cooperation, made by the responsible entities mentioned in the 2nd article and other representatives and experts deem necessary institutions.
The Joint Committee will be chaired by the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the Colombian Agency for International Cooperation, ACCI, in the case of Colombia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the case of Ecuador .
2. Specific projects will be identified and prepared following the procedures established in each country and presented in the framework of the Joint Cooperation Committee.
3. The Joint Committee shall perform the following functions:
- Analyze and determine the priority areas in which they can carry out specific programs and projects of technical, scientific cooperation;
- Propose and coordinate activities, projects and specific actions in relation to the objectives of this Convention and define the means necessary for its implementation and evaluation;
- Identify new sectors and areas of cooperation;
- Search appropriate means to prevent any difficulties that may arise in the fields covered by this Convention;
- Track, monitor and evaluate activities and make recommendations and changes necessary to ensure compliance with the objectives;
- Encourage the application of the results achieved in the course of cooperation;
- Report to the Parties on recommendations aimed at expanding exchanges and diversify cooperation;
- Define and approve a two-year work program that includes specific projects, executing agents and sources of funding.
4. In order to review bilateral cooperation and prepare the joint committees, meetings will be held annually Monitoring and Evaluation. These meetings will review and evaluation exercises, to be held in the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Ecuador, separately. At meetings of Monitoring and Evaluation will attend:
- Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for International Cooperation, the Colombian Agency for International Cooperation, ACCI, and the Colombian technical institutions and representatives of the Embassy the Republic of Ecuador, in Santa Fe de Bogota, on the one hand;
- Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ecuadorian Agency for External Cooperation and other public entities that the Ecuadorian side deems convenient and representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Quito;
- The results of these meetings Evaluation and Monitoring will be collected in an Act and exchanged, diplomatically, to serve as a coordination tool for the preparation of the joint committees.
5. The Joint Commission shall meet every two years alternately in the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Ecuador.
Without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the Parties may be convened, by mutual agreement and when they deem it necessary, extraordinary meetings of the Joint Commission.
Article 7. EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION. Both Parties shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the technical experience and knowledge acquired as a result of bilateral cooperation under Articles 1 and 5 contribute to economic and social development of their respective countries.
As for the exchange of scientific and technological information resulting from joint research projects and other laws in force in both States shall be observed as well as the respective rights and international commitments and obligations agreed in relation to third . Similarly, the Parties may indicate, when they deem it appropriate, restrictions on dissemination,
research projects are carried out jointly by the Parties shall comply with the laws on intellectual property referred to the respective national laws .
. INSTRUMENTS AND MEANS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COOPERATION. In order to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of cooperation stipulated in this Agreement, each of the Parties may conclude supplementary agreements subject to the provisions of article 2 of this Convention.
In this Supplementary Convention implementing entities of each project will be designated.
Article 9. EXPERTS, IMPAIRED, privileges and immunities. Personnel officially involved in the cooperation projects, shall be subject to the provisions of this Convention and may not engage in any activity unrelated to their duties, nor receive remuneration outside those stipulated, without prior permission of both parties.
The Parties shall accord to experts or technical officials of the Government of either Party, within the framework of this Agreement, other than nationals or foreign residents in the country, in addition to the privileges and exemptions for officials or expert respectively, contained in the Convention on Privileges and Immunities February 13, 1946 of the United Nations, the following facilities:
a) obtaining the appropriate visa to the official, expert or technician and family members who are under their direct dependence and live with him by the end of the mission be extended for a reasonable period, to carry out the necessary arrangements for their departure;
B) Identity document which refers to special protection and support granted to them by the Government of the receiving State is made;
C) Exemption from customs duty for entry and departure of household goods. They will also be exempt from that tax the equipment and necessary for the implementation of projects material.
ARTICLE 10. SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES. Any dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement shall be resolved through diplomatic channels,
ARTICLE 11. ENTRY INTO FORCE. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the last notification by which the Parties communicate, through diplomatic channels, that their respective constitutional requirements to that effect have been met.
Article 12. Duration and Termination. This Agreement shall be valid for five years, automatically renewable for similar periods, unless one of the parties notifies the other, by diplomatic note and with no less than six months in advance of its intention to terminate it.
Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the programs, projects or activities agreed upon, which will continue to completion, unless the parties agree otherwise.
ARTICLE 13. MODIFICATIONS AND AMENDMENTS. This Agreement may be amended or extended by mutual written agreement of the Contracting Parties; agreed amendments or extensions shall enter into force following the same procedures provided for the entry into force of this instrument, ie, compliance with internal constitutional and legal requirements are met.
With the entry into force of this Agreement, the Basic Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation signed in the city of Quito, between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador, it is replaced on October 18
1972. Done at the city of Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, twenty (20) days of October in 1999 (1999), in two original copies, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto Foreign Minister
For the Government of the Republic of Ecuador,
BENJAMIN ORTIZ BRENNAN Minister for Foreign Foreign
the undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated ago
That this reproduction is faithful copy taken from the original text of the "Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador ", signed in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC on October 20, 1999, a document that is on file in the Legal Office of the Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, the first (1st.) February two thousand (2000).
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura The Head of the Legal Office RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, November 25, 1999.
Approved. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
ARANGO ANDRES PASTRANA MARIA FERNANDA CAMPO SAAVEDRA
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible
functions of the Office of the Minister, DECREES
ARTICULATE 1o . Approval of the "Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador", made in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC on October 20, 1999.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador", made in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC on October 20, 1999, that article 1 . this law passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3o. This law applies from the date of publication. MARIO URIBE ESCOBAR
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic Manuel Enríquez Rosero
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate
BASILIO VILLAMIZAR TRUJILLO President of the honorable House Representatives
ANGELINO LIZCANO RIVERA Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
REPUBLIC oF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMMUNICATE AND COMPLY Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on January 5, 2001.
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto Minister for Foreign Affairs