Canadian Treaty Series
E102048 - CTS 1983 No. 7
FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC AND POPULAR REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA
The Government of Canada and the Government of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria,
Wishing to promote and to add a dynamic dimension to human cooperation between the two countries;
Wishing to strengthen the existing ties and to consolidate, develop and diversify scientific and technical cooperation between them;
Wishing to develop action of mutual interest in the fields of training, technology transfer and procedures, scientific and technological research and specialized manpower;
Determined to work together regularly and to strive to consolidate and to develop mutually beneficial activities of all kinds;
Wishing to plan scientific and technical cooperation as a means of encouraging and supporting bilateral relations in the economic field;
Wishing to ensure that any action undertaken in these fields is carried out properly;
Recalling their Understanding of May 3, 1979 concerning the formation of an Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical cooperation as well as their Understanding of November 18, 1982 concerning the financing of a program of scientific, technical and cultural cooperation;
Have agreed as follows:
The two Parties undertake to consolidate, develop and diversify their scientific and technical cooperation, in order to strengthen the ties between the two peoples as well as encourage and support economic relations between the two countries.
This Agreement shall bring together the various available instruments of cooperation through which technical cooperation between the two Parties might be directed and developed in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in each of the two States.
With this in mind, the two Parties shall give priority to training and shall promote scientific and technical cooperation activities in those economic, cultural and social activity sectors deemed to have priority by the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, hereinafter called the Joint Commission.
The activities and means of technical cooperation deemed to have priority by the two Parties shall be:
(a) Academic training at the post-graduate level;
(b) The arrangement of training, development, refresher and specialization courses;
(c) The organization of technical visits and study missions;
(d) The preparation or assistance in the preparation of timely studies, research and experimentation in the scientific, technical or managerial fields;
(e) The sending of specialists and experts either individually or in teams, mainly for activities of short or medium duration;
(f) Measures designed to encourage teacher recruitment;
(g) Location of resource persons and channelling of information requests at the appropriate levels of authority;
(h) The provision of bibliographical and documentary material;
(i) All other forms of cooperation relating to their responsibilities on which they shall agree.
The two Parties shall encourage the utilization of all Canadian programs that might be carried out in order to enhance bilateral cooperation, especially those relating to "industrial cooperation" and "institutional cooperation".
In accordance with Article V, the two Parties shall encourage direct cooperation between their training and research institutions, including their university faculties, cooperatives and professional associations, as supported by the Government of Canada's "institutional cooperation" program, including exchange and joint research projects and other forms of cooperation.
The two Parties shall rely on the authorities, organizations, institutions and enterprises that have the expertise to implement said activities.
The financial costs and managerial efforts required to implement the cooperative activities listed in Article IV shall be borne by the two Governments according to the principle of shared responsibilities.
This Agreement shall be implemented mainly through sectoral understandings or subsidiary arrangements that shall describe, for one or more sectors:
(a) The objectives, specific action programs and technical conditions for implementation;
(b) The conditions for the allocation of various types of activities as listed in Article IV;
(c) Where applicable, the financing of said activities, including the possibility of conducting some of them on a cost recovery basis;
(d) Whatever other administrative conditions may be required for their establishment.
The cooperative activities may be conducted through the intervention of various executive agencies which, after obtaining the approval of the Parties to this Agreement, may themselves conclude subsidiary arrangements.
The administrative and financial provisions governing the recruitment and secondment of experts and the status of students and trainees shall be determined by subsequent understanding applicable to all implementation arrangements under this Agreement, and by other terms and conditions to be determined by common consent.
(a) The scientific and technical cooperation requirements of either Party shall be put forward when the Joint Commission meets;
(b) Within the framework of the work of the Joint Commission, and to ensure coordination in the implementation of its activities, an Intergovernmental Working Group on Scientific and Technical Cooperation is instituted and it shall meet as required at a time mutually agreed upon by the Parties.
This Intergovernmental Working Group for Scientific and Technical Cooperation shall be responsible for:
- determining, on the basis of the decisions and policies of the Joint Commission, the terms and conditions governing implementation of the scientific and technical cooperation activities, and seeing that they are carried out properly;
- monitoring the implementation of the scientific and technical cooperation activities in general and evaluating the results thereof;
- submitting to the Joint Commission any proposals that might improve the quality and intensity of human relations between the two countries.
The scope of this Agreement does not include the purchase of equipment, unless such purchase should be exceptionally and specifically allowed in one of the sectoral understandings or subsidiary arrangements derived from this Agreement for purposes of immediate scientific research related to the training or research project agreed upon by the two Parties.
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature. It may be modified subsequently by an exchange of diplomatic notes.
This Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years, after which it shall be extended by tacit consent (from year to year), unless it should be denounced by either Party upon three month's written notice.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorized thereto by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate at Ottawa, this 14th day of February 1983, in the English, French and Arabic languages, each version being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC
AND POPULAR REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA