Canadian Treaty Series
E100039 - CTS 1979 No.17
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA CONSTITUTING AN AGREEMENT RENEWING THE 1973 AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND CUBA ON HIJACKING OF AIRCRAFT AND VESSELS AND OTHER OFFENCES
The Ambassador of Canada to the Minister of Foreign Relations a.i.
HAVANA, October 3, 1979
H. E. Dr. René Anillo Capote
Minister of Foreign Affairs, a.i.
I have the honour to refer to discussions which have taken place recently between representatives of our two Governments concerning the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on Hijacking of Aircraft and Vessels and other Offences signed at Ottawa on February 15, 1973 and which expired on February 14, 1978.
In light of these discussions, the Government of Canada now proposes the renewal of the Agreement referred to above for a term of five years commencing on February 15, 1978.
If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I have the honour to propose that this Note, which is authentic in English and French, and your reply to that effect shall constitute an Agreement between our two Governments to renew the Agreement on Hijacking of Aircraft and Vessels and other Offences for a term of five years, with effect from February 15, 1978. It is further proposed that the present Agreement shall enter into force on the date of your reply.
Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
G. R. Harman
Ambassador of Canada
The Minister of Foreign Relations a.i. to the Ambassador of Canada
HAVANA, 3rd October 1979
Mr. Gary Richard Harman
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of Canada
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of Your Excellency's kind Note of 3rd October 1979, the text of which is transcribed below:
(See Canadian Note of October 3, 1979)
I take pleasure in informing Your Excellency that my Government is in agreement with the content of the Note transcribed above; it is therefore agreed that, in accordance with that Note and with the provisions of section 2) of Article V of the Agreement, said Note and this reply shall constitute an agreement between the two parties to renew, effective 15th February 1978 and for a period of five years, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of Canada concerning the diversion of aircraft and ships and other crimes, signed in Ottawa on 15th February 1973, and it is furthermore agreed that the present agreement shall take effect today, this third day of October, 1979.
Accept, Excellency, the assurance of my highest and most distinguished consideration.
René Anillo Capote
Acting Minister of Foreign Relations