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New Delhi, 22 May 1974

The Government of INDIA


The Government of The Republic of SENEGAL.

RECOGNISING the friendly ties existing between the Government and Peoples of India and Senegal;

CONSIDERING that the Governments and Peoples of India and Senegal have a common interest to promote economic progress and that their mutual efforts to exchange technical and scientific knowledge will contribute in achieving this objective;

DESIROUS of promoting the closest possible cooperation in the economic, technical and scientific fields on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;

CONVINCED firmly that such cooperation between the governments and peoples of the two countries will increase further the cooperative efforts envisaged in the Joint Declarations of the developing countries adopted in Geneva in 1964 and in Lima in 1971;

HAVE AGREED as follows :

Article 1

The Government of India and the Government of the Republic of Senegal shall facilitate and promote, in conformity with the provisions of this Agreement, any form of economic, technical and scientific cooperation as they may deem useful to the economies of their respective countries.

Article 2

The economic, technical and scientific cooperation between the two countries shall be effected through separate arrangements to be concluded between authorised institutions or bodies of the two countries subject to the approval of the two Governments and in accordance with the laws and regulations in force from time to time in each country and in accordance with their international legal obligations.

Article 3

The economic, technical and scientific cooperation shall include, among others, the following activities, this enumeration not being limited and being extendable to any other form which may be found mutually beneficial by the two Contracting Parties :

(a) exchange of personnel for training purpose including practical and academic training in technical schools, scientific or other institutes, factories and other production centres in each country. This exchange can include in particular the grant of scholarships.

(b) exchange of visits of experts and Government Officials in all fields with a view to acquiring expert knowledge, lecturing and instructing in the other country,

(c) provision of the services of experts in all fields,

(d) exchange, preparation and giving of technical and scientific documentation including feasibility studies, and equipment and all necessary information in this respect,

(e) cooperation in scientific research between scientific institutes and bodies of the two countries, and exchange of information, books and technical and scientific publications,

(f) setting up of joint ventures, in particular between the nationals and the public sector of both countries,

(g) cooperation between production enterprises in exchanging technology and in finding the most suitable technical solutions and attaining increased productivity,

(h) taking all necessary steps to encourage tourism and facilitates travel between the two countries, in accordance with their respective laws and regulations and including exchange of technical assistance between the organisations in the two countries employed in the promotion and marketing of tourism, and reciprocal publicity arrangements.

Article 4

Both Governments shall appoint in their respective countries, organisations which shall be charged with the execution of economic, technical and scientific cooperation as provided for in this Agreement. For the aforesaid purpose, the Government of India nominates “the Ministry of External Affairs” and the Government of the Republic of Senegal nominates “the Ministry of Planning and Coordination.” The above authorities shall keep in touch with each other on all questions relating to this Agreement.

Article 5

In order to establish regularly the volume and conditions of mutual economic, technical and scientific cooperation and to review the progress made, the representatives of the authorities mentioned in Article 4 shall meet either in New Delhi or in Dakar. The recommendations of these meetings shall be subject to the approval of the competent authorities of both countries, as constituted by both Governments under Article 4.

Article 6

The terms and conditions of technical assistance and training and of all other forms of economic, technical and scientific cooperation mentioned in Article 3 shall be agreed upon in each case between the respective representatives of the Contracting Parties in individual arrangements as contemplated in Article 2 of the Agreement. Where necessary, these terms and conditions will also provide against the disclosure of such knowledge or information as may be acquired by the recipient Party.

Article 7

Persons deputed under the application of this Agreement shall be obliged to comply with the laws and regulations in force in the country in which they perform their activities.

Each Contracting Party receiving technical assistance according to this Agreement shall, in so far as the same may be permissible under the laws in force in its territory, extend to the experts or trainees of the other Party all such facilities as may be reasonably necessary for successful fulfilment of their activities under the Agreement.

Article 8

Further details regarding fulfilment of the obligations undertaken by the two Governments pursuant to this Agreement shall be separately defined and in each case by exchange of letters between the two Governments or in any other suitable forms as may be agreed upon.

Article 9

The present Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years, renewable for similar periods of 5 years each by tacit agreement unless either Government terminates it by giving written notice to the other Contracting Party of at least six months prior to the expiry of the Agreement.

The present Agreement shall be subject to ratification by the competent authorities and shall come into force with effect from the date of exchange of the Instruments of Ratification conforming to the relevant laws and regulations in force in the respective countries.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the representatives of the two countries duly authorised by their respective governments have signed this Agreement.

DONE at New Delhi on the 22nd day of May in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy four in three originals in Hindi, French and English languages, all texts being equally authentic.

Sd /-
Minister of External Affairs
For the Government of India

Sd /-
Minister for Foreign Affairs
For the Government of the Republic of Senegal

India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India

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