ACT 1155 2007
Official Gazette No. 46757 of September 20, 2007 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
Through which the "Agreement between the Government of the approved Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in Science and Technology ", signed in Bogotá on 11 June 2005. Summary
THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
having regard to the text "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in Science and Technology", signed in Bogota on June 11, 2005 .
(To be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached).
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA ON COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA, hereinafter referred to as the Parties ;
Desiring to strengthen the ties established between the two countries and develop joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation, as well as promote social and economic development,
Recognizing the importance of the Scientific and Technological Cooperation convinced both parties and mutual benefit the same for social and economic development,
Desiring to encourage such technical cooperation, especially in the field of Science and Technology,
Recognizing the need to promote and modernize Technical and Scientific infrastructure in both countries, and | || Whereas the Scientific and Technological Cooperation will further strengthen the friendly relations between Colombia and India.
HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
ARTICLE 1o. OBJECTIVE.
1. The Parties shall encourage the development of Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the two countries in the fields of Science and Technology on the basis of equality and mutual benefit and mutual agreement will define the areas for which cooperation is desired taking into account the achievements and experience of scientists and specialists in these areas.
2. The Parties shall take the necessary measures to undertake the Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the two countries in accordance with this Convention and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations in force in both countries measures.
. RESPONSIBLE ENTITIES.
The following are the entities responsible for fulfilling the commitments under this Agreement:
Colombian Party designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Colombian Agency for International Cooperation, ACCI.
India Party designates the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
ARTICLE 3. METHODS OF COOPERATION.
The Technological and Scientific Cooperation will take the following forms:
- Exchange of experts, scientists and researchers for conducting joint studies and projects of common interest.
- Exchange of information and scientific and technical documentation.
- Organization of conferences, seminars, exploratory missions and other joint mechanisms of academic and scientific exchange of interest to both parties.
- Joint identification of scientific and technical studies, design and implementation of research projects problems.
- Granting scholarships for short-term research or professional training issues identified.
- Exchange of technology for the development of joint projects and cooperation programs.
- Strengthening cooperation between scientific, technical and academic institutions and production sector of both countries.
- Other forms of scientific and technological cooperation to be agreed between the Parties.
ARTICLE 4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION.
This Agreement shall be implemented by running programs that periodically subscribe at least once every two years. These programs Cooperation (PDC) should indicate the extent, sectors and forms of cooperation, including financial terms and conditions.
For the implementation of this Agreement a Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, whose composition will be determined by the responsible entities will be created.
The role of the Joint Committee shall be:
a) Identify areas of cooperation;
B) create favorable conditions for the implementation of the Convention conditions;
C) Facilitate and support the implementation of joint programs and projects, and
d) Exchange experience resulting from the bilateral scientific and technological cooperation and examine proposals for future development.
If necessary the Joint Committee shall establish permanent expert groups or ad hoc for individual areas of scientific and technological cooperation and hire experts to support their work.
The Joint Committee shall hold meetings every two years alternately in the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of India.
The Joint Committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure.
The 5th ITEM. COOPERATION INSTRUMENTS TO UNDERTAKE.
In order to facilitate compliance with the objectives of Scientific and Technological Cooperation under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Parties may conclude supplementary agreements without prejudice to the provisions of this Convention. the executing agencies of each project under supplementary agreements specifically assigned.
ARTICLE 6o. RESEARCH EQUIPMENT.
The delivery of equipment and infrastructure support required for joint research and pilot plant studies to be created in development of this Agreement shall in the manner agreed by the Parties in each individual case. The delivery of equipment and apparatus from one country to another, that occur in the course of the implementation of this Agreement shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions agreed between the Parties.
ARTICLE 7. PROMOTION AND EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION.
The Parties shall take the necessary measures to:
- That the experience and expertise acquired as a result of bilateral cooperation under this Convention, can contribute to economic and social development of both nations.
- Ensure the proper and effective care of intellectual property rights resulting from, or applied during the implementation of cooperation activities established by this Agreement, in accordance with national laws and international treaties applicable, of which the Parties are members.
- Observe the confidentiality or the confidential nature of the documents and information and any other information or product received, used or generated in accordance with this Convention.
- Respect the laws and other provisions in force in both countries, and the relevant rights and international commitments and agreed obligations on third parties, concerning the exchange of scientific and technological information resulting from joint research projects.
- Report disclosure restrictions as deemed appropriate.
Article 8. RESPONSIBILITIES.
Travel expenses of the experts, technicians and scientists between the two countries will be borne by the country that will send them, and expenses of board and lodging and other minor costs, such as local travel, internal transfers and health care be borne by the receiving party, in accordance with the terms and conditions mutually agreed between the Parties, subject to compliance with internal requirements.
Article 9. Privileges and Immunities.
Staff officially involved in projects Scientific and Technological Cooperation will be subject to the conditions of this Agreement and shall not engage in any other activity inherent in their duties, nor receive different payment stipulated, without prior approval of both Parties.
Parties in accordance with the relevant legislation and on a reciprocal basis, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, will provide the facilities and privileges requiring international experts and scientific cooperation technological who are not citizens of the host country and those working in development programs and projects contained in this Convention.
Experts and others visiting the country of the other Party shall be subject during their stay in that country, laws and regulations in force in that country and will be available all assistance and facilities for the fulfillment of the tasks entrusted to them in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.
ARTICLE 10. SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES.
Any difference or dispute concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement shall be settled through consultations between the parties through diplomatic channels.
ARTICLE 11. MODIFICATIONS.
This Agreement may be modified or extended by written consent of the Parties, and such modifications or extensions approved, will enter into force once the procedures provided in order that the Convention enters into force, ie are met, the compliance with domestic constitutional and legal requirements.
ARTICLE 12. VALIDITY AND TERMINATION.
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of exchange of instruments of ratification, once both Parties meet the constitutional and legal requirements.
This Agreement shall be valid for five years and will be renewed automatically for equal periods unless one of the Parties notify each other, through diplomatic channels, their wish not to do, at least 6 months before the date on which the prescribed period is met.
Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the implementation of programs, projects or activities that have already been agreed, which will continue until completion, unless the Parties agree otherwise.
In witness whereof, the following duly authorized representatives of their respective Governments have signed this Agreement.
Done in Bogotá, Colombia on the eleventh day of June 2005 in three originals each written in Hindi, Spanish and English being equally authentic. In case of divergence in their interpretation, the English text shall prevail.
For the Government of Colombia,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
For the Government of India, Kapil Sibal
Minister of State for Science and Technology and Maritime Development. RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, May 5, 2006
Approved. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
The Alvaro Uribe Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Carolina Barco Isakson DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in Science and Technology", signed in Bogotá on 11 June 2005.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in Science and Technology", signed in Bogotá, 11 June 2005 that the first article of this law is passed, will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
EMILIO RAMÓN OTERO DAJUD.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives
GROVE OSCAR PALACE.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, ANGELINO
LIZCANO RIVERA. REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
Contact NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND ENFORCED.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, 20 September 2007.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando Araújo Perdomo