Act No. 2013-01 Of June 6, 2013

Original Language Title: Loi n° 2013-01 du 6 juin 2013

Read the untranslated law here: http://www.jo.gouv.sn/spip.php?article10401

Law No. 2013-01 of June 6, 2013 Act No. 2013-01 of June 6, 2013, authorising the President of the Republic to ratify the agreement on the establishment of a joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the Republic of Senegal, adopted in Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2010.

EXPLANATORY effort to strengthen relations of cooperation and friendship existing between Senegal and the United Arab Emirates, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries have signed, in Abu Dhabi on November 10, 2010, the agreement on the establishment of a joint cooperation Commission between the Government of United Arab Emirates United and the Government of the Republic of Senegal.

Both parties seek through this agreement, to:-strengthen the excellent relations of friendship between the two countries.
-Promote cooperation of mutual interest relations (justice, security, education, training, information, culture, sports, transport, environment etc).

To achieve the above objectives, the two Parties have agreed to the creation of a joint Commission of cooperation chaired by foreign ministers or their representatives.

The commission meets annually, alternately, in Dakar and in Abu Dhabi, and ensures the follow-up of the implementation of the agreements, Conventions, protocols signed between the two countries.

This agreement, concluded for a period of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, enter into force from the date of exchange of instruments of ratification after the completion by each country constitutional procedures required for its application.

Given the importance of the opportunities offered by cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, the ratification of this agreement a great importance for Senegal.

Such is the economy of this Act.


The National Assembly adopted at the meeting of Tuesday, may 28, 2013;
The President of the Republic enacts the law whose content follows: sole Article. -The President of the Republic is authorized to ratify the agreement on the establishment of a joint commission for cooperation between the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the Republic of Senegal, adopted in Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2010.

This Act will be enforced as law of the State.

Made in Dakar, June 6, 2013 Macky SALL by the President of the Republic: the Prime Minister, Umrans agreement establishing a mixed COMMISSION of COOPERATION between the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the Republic of SENEGAL the Government of the Republic of Senegal, on the other hand: hereinafter referred to as "the Parties";
Animated by a desire to strengthen relations of friendship between the two countries.
Eager to expand and promote the bilateral relations existing between the United Arab Emirates and Senegal all areas: have agreed as follows: Article 1. -It is created a joint cooperation Commission, referred to as the 'Commission', chaired by the Foreign Ministers or their representatives and composed of officials from the two countries.

The Commission is intended to strengthen Cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

S. 2. - the Commission is responsible for the launch of general programmes of cooperation and coordination between the two countries in all areas, including political, economic, commercial, cultural, judicial, security and any other domain dictated by the interests of the two countries.

S. 3 - the Commission is responsible, inter alia, to create the legal framework for the realization of the objectives, with regard to the promotion of cooperation between the countries in various areas, including: a. the cooperation in the economic and social fields and the launch of investment project joint;

b. support to cooperation in the areas of justice, security, education, training, information, culture, sport, transportation, environment and in any other field of activities of common interest;

c. facilitation of the exchange of data and experiences as well as for bilateral consultations at the service of cooperation between two countries.

S. 4. - the Commission ensures the follow-up of the implementation of the agreements, Conventions, protocols and Memorandum of understanding and the Executive program signed between the two countries.

S. 5. - the Commission shall meet every year alternately in the capitals of the two countries.

It is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country host or his representative. The Commission meetings are preceded by preparatory meetings at the level of the highest responsible and experts; However, the Commission may meet in special session as appropriate.

The Joint Committee may invite the representatives of Chambers of Commerce and industry as well as the areas of the two countries, to participate in the above-mentioned meetings. The dates of such meetings will be determined by mutual agreement through diplomatic channels.

S. 6 - the Joint Committee may set up ad hoc committees to discuss all common areas of cooperation between the two countries and to determine the scope of their work.

All minutes of the meetings of the ad hoc committees shall be submitted for the approval of the Commission.

S. 7 - Affairs Ministers foreign of the two countries are responsible for the coordination, the preparation and follow-up of meetings of the Joint Commission as well as those of the ad hoc committees.

S. 8. - this Agreement shall enter into force from the date of exchange of instruments of ratification after the completion by each country's constitutional procedures required for its application. This agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years renewable by tacit agreement for the same period unless one of the Parties notifies the other its intention to denounce. Such denunciation shall take effect six months after the date of notification.

Either party may propose to amend this agreement and such an amendment will take effect by mutual agreement and by the same above procedures.

Made in Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2010, in Arabic languages, French and English, all texts being equally authentic.

In the event of a dispute related to the interpretation if the application of this agreement, the English text shall prevail.

For the Government of United Arab Emirates United the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdallah Ben Zaved Al Nahyan for the Government of the Republic of Senegal the Minister of State, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Madické Niang