Canadian Treaty Series
E101043 - CTS 1989 No. 10
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY CONCERNING HOST NATION SUPPORT DURING CRISIS OR WAR
The Government of Canada and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Conscious of their obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty of 4 April 1949,
Convinced that the defence capabilities of the North Atlantic
Alliance will be enhanced by Host Nation Support during times of
Under the provisions of the Agreement of 19 June 1951 between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Regarding the Status of their Forces (NATO SOFA) and the Agreement of 3 August 1959 to Supplement the Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their Forces with respect to Foreign Forces stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany (Supplementary Agreement),
Have agreed as follows:
Type and Extent of Canadian Commitments
Consonant with paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Convention on
the Presence of Foreign Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany
dated 23 October 1954, in times of crisis or war, the Government of
Canada in agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic
Germany intends to reinforce its one brigade, three flying
squadrons and support forces stationed in the Federal Republic of
by an additional brigade, two flying squadrons and support
forces to bring the land and air forces to divisional status in
with current NATO reinforcement plans for successful
forward defence on the territory of the Federal Republic of
of any revision brought thereto.
2. For the purposes of
this Agreement, the Contracting Parties shall jointly determine
when a crisis or war occurs. The deployment
of forces shall be the
subject of consultations between the Contracting Parties and NATO
in accordance with Articles 3 and 5 of the
North Atlantic Treaty of
4 April 1949.
Type and Extent of German Support
1. In order to
facilitate the support of the reinforced armed forces of Canada and
their civilian component in the Federal
Republic of Germany, the
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany intends, subject to
Technical Arrangements to be concluded
between the Minister of
National Defence of Canada and the Federal Minister of Defence of
the Federal Republic of Germany, based
on appropriate feasibility
studies, to render the Government of Canada civilian support during
times of crisis or war.
2. Such support shall
be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of
the Federal Republic of Germany and
to the extent possible and
compatible with the vital interests of the civilian population on
the same terms and conditions as support
for the Bundeswehr.
The Government of Canada shall bear the costs incurred by the Federal Republic of Germany in implementing this Agreement, with details to be regulated by the Technical Arrangements referred to in Article 2 of this Agreement.
1. A joint committee,
co-chaired by a representative of each Government, shall be
established. The joint committee shall be
informed of all questions
that cannot be solved between the Canadian and German agencies
2. The joint committee shall meet as scheduled by the co-chairmen at least annually.
Entry into Force and Termination
1. This Agreement
shall enter into force upon signature by the Contracting Parties.
It shall remain in force for the duration
of the North Atlantic
Treaty and may be amended at any time by mutual consent. Amendments
must be in writing.
2. This Agreement may be terminated by either Contracting Party giving twelve months notice in writing.
DONE at Bonn this 9th day of June 1989 in duplicate in the English, French and German languages, all three texts being equally authoritative.
William T. Delworth
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY