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Seoul, 12 August 1974

The Government of the Republic of INDIA.


The Government of the Republic of KOREA,

INSPIRED BY a common desire to establish and develop closer cultural relations in the spirit of the high ideals of the Constitution of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization,

AND DESIROUS of promoting and developing in every possible manner the relations and understanding between the Republic of India and the Republic of Korea in the realm of art, culture, education, including academic activity in the field of science and technology, public health, mass media of information and education,

HAVE AGREED to conclude the following Agreement :

Article 1

The Contracting Parties shall facilitate and encourage cooperation in the field of art and culture, education including academic activity in the field of science and technology, public health, mass media of information and education, sports and games and journalism in order to contribute towards a better knowledge of their respective cultures and activities in these fields.

Article 2

The Contracting Parties shall encourage and facilitate :

(a) reciprocal visits of professors and experts for delivering lectures, study tours and conducting special courses;

(b) reciprocal visits of representatives of educational, literary, scientific, technical, artistic, sports and journalists associations/organisations and participation in congresses, conferences, symposia and seminars;

(e) exchange old materials in the fields of culture, science, education, sports, translation and exchange of books, periodicals and other educational, scientific, technical, cultural and sports publications, and wherever possible exchange of art specimens; and

(d) reciprocal facilities in regard to visits by archaeologists of one country to the other to enable them to gain experience of excavations as well as preservation and display of archaeological finds, and for the training purposes, and also in regard to exchange of specimens or casts.

Article 3

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to provide facilities and scholarships to students and scientific personnel of the other country seeking to study in its institutions of higher educational and research laboratories.

Article 4

Each Contracting Party undertakes to examine the conditions under which the diplomas, certificates and University degrees awarded in the other country can be recognised for purposes of study in its own educational institutions, etc.

Article 5

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to present different facets of the life and culture of the other Party through the media of radio, television and press. With this end in view, the two Parties shall exchange suitable materials and programmes.

Article 6

The Contracting Parties shall facilitate and promote :

(a) exchange of artistes, and dance and music ensembles;

(b) exchange of art and other exhibitions;

(c) exchange of films, documentaries, radio and television programme recordings and recordings on discs and tapes and

(d) exchange of experts in the field of cinematography and participation in each other's International Film Festivals.

Article 7

The Contracting Parties shall encourage visits of sports teams between the two countries and shall facilitate, subject to the national laws and regulations in force, their stay and movements in their respective territories.

Article 8

The Contracting Parties shall, to the extent possible, ensure that text-books prescribed for their educational institutions, particularly those relating to History and Geography, do not contain any error or misrepresentation of facts about each other's country.

Article 9

Each Contracting Party shall welcome the establishment in its territory of cultural institutes or friendship associations devoted to educational and cultural pursuits by the other Contracting Party, or the Contracting Parties jointly, in accordance with its laws, regulations and general policy in this regard; it being understood that prior clearance of the Government concerned would be obtained before any institution is established under this Article.

Article 10

For the fulfillment of the objectives of the present Agreement, a Joint Committee may be established by the Contracting Parties as and when considered necessary, consisting of an equal number of representatives of the two Governments, which shall meet as agreed upon between the Contracting Parties at the request of either of them, alternatively in New Delhi and Seoul.

The Joint Committee will be responsible for reviewing periodically the working of the present Agreement, advising the Governments concerned in formulating or recommending any items of interest to either Party in the fields envisaged in the present Agreement, as well as advising the manner in which the working of the Agreement may be improved upon.

Article 11

The present Agreement shall come into force on the date of its signature thereof. It shall remain in force for a period of five years and shall be renewed automatically thereafter for a further period of five years each time unless either Contracting Party gives to the other a six months prior written notice of its intention to terminate the present Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the duly authorised representatives of the Contracting Parties have signed the present Agreement and have affixed their seals thereto.

DONE at Seoul this 2lst day of Sravana 1996 (Saka) corresponding to the l2th day of August, 1974(A.D.) in six originals; two in each of the Hindi, Korean and English languages, all the texts being equally authentic except in case of doubt when the English text shall prevail.

For the Government of the Republic of India

Sd /--
Minister of External Affairs,
New Delhi

For the Government of the Republic of Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India

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