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New Delhi, 21 May 1974

The Government of the Republic of INDIA


The Government of the Republic of SENEGAL

CONSCIOUS OF the cultural ties which exist between the two countries, and

DESIROUS OF promoting and developing such relations in the realms of literature, arts, science, technology and education,

HAVE DECIDED to conclude this Agreement of Cultural Cooperation.

Article 1

The Contracting Parties shall facilitate and encourage cooperation between universities and other institutions of higher education, technical, artistic and other schools, scientific laboratories, scientific and artistic associations, academies, museums and libraries in the two countries.

Article 2

The Contracting Parties shall exchange university professors and teachers in higher educational institutions and members of scientific institutions.

Article 3

The Contracting Parties undertake to encourage the exchange of cultural, scientific and educational material between universities and other educational, scientific and cultural organisations.

Article 4

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to grant to the students of the other Party scholarships for higher studies in the institutions mentioned in Article 1.

Article 5

Each Contracting Party undertakes to examine the conditions under which equivalence between the diplomas and the university degrees given in the two countries shall be encouraged.

Article 6

The Contracting Parties shall encourage reciprocal visits of professors, educationalists, writers, artists and other experts for study tours, delivering lectures, and participation in conferences, congresses, seminars and important cultural and artistic events.

Article 7

The Contracting Parties shall facilitate in their respective countries, access to the educational institutions, laboratories, archives and museums to the savants and research workers of the two Parties.

Article 8

Each Contracting Party shall encourage a better understanding of the culture of the other Party through the medium of radio television and press.

Article 9

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to facilitate the holding in its territory of concerts, theatrical performances, art, science and technical exhibitions by the other Party.

Article 10

Each Contracting Party shall encourage cooperation and exchange of youths in the sphere of popular education and sports.

Article 11

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour that the text books of history and geography prescribed in their educational establishments when these contain information concerning the country of the other Party, shall give as far as possible, exact and sufficiently precise facts.

Article 12

Each Contracting Party shall encourage the translation, publication and distribution of scientific, technical, artistic and literary works of authors of the other Party. It shall facilitate the publication in its own specialized reviews of articles of cultural and scientific character relating to the other Party.

Article 13

Both countries will assist each other, wherever such assistance is needed in the learning of the languages which would promote a better understanding and appreciation of the culture and civilization of the other Party.

Article 14

Each Contracting Party shall encourage the creation in its territory of cultural institutions and friendships associations in accordance with the local laws and general policy of that Government.

It is understood by both Parties that prior clearance of the Government concerned would be obtained before any institution is established in pursuance of this Agreement.
Article 15

The Contracting Parties shall encourage the exchange of tourists between the two countries with the object of promoting an understanding and of reinforcing the amity between the two countries.

Article 16

For the realisation of the objective of this Agreement, a Joint Commission consisting of representatives of each Contracting Party shall be set up. The Joint Commission shall meet at least once in two years alternately in New Delhi and Dakar. The functions of the Joint Commission will be :

(a) to examine periodically the execution of this Agreement;

(b) to advise the Governments concerned on the manner of carrying out the Agreement;

(c) to formulate cultural, scientific and educational exchange programmes and to examine their progress;

(d) to recommend to the Party concerned items of interest to either Party in the fields coming within the scope of this Agreement;

(e) generally to advise the Governments concerned on the means to improve the working of this Agreement.

The Joint Commission may invite experts to attend its meetings in an advisory capacity.

Article 17

The Present Agreement shall come into force on the date of exchange of instruments of ratification which will take place at Dakar and shall remain valid until the expiry of six months from the date on which either of the Contracting Parties denounces it.

In case of denunciation which shall be in writing the position enjoyed by the various beneficiaries shall continue till the end of the year then running and in the case of scholars till the end of the academic year corresponding to the date of the denunciation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undermentioned Plenipotentiaries have signed it in six authentic copies in French, Hindi and English.

DONE at New Delhi on the Twenty-first day of May 1974 (A.D.) corresponding to the Thirty-first day of Vaksakha 1896 (Saka).

For the Government of the Republic of India
Sd /-
Minister of Education, Social Welfare and Culture

For the Government of the Republic of Senegal
Sd /-
Ministry of External Affairs

India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India

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