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CULTURAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA [1975] INTSer 10

CULTURAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

New Delhi, 26 January 1975

The Government of the Republic of INDIA

AND

The Government of the Republic of ZAMBIA,

INSPIRED by a common desire to establish and develop closer , cultural relations, and
DESIROUS of promoting and developing in every possible manner such relations and understanding between India and Zambia, especially in the realm of art, culture, education including sport and mass media of information,

HAVE AGREED to conclude the following Agreement :

Article 1

The Contracting Parties shall facilitate and encourage cooperation in the fields of art and culture, education including sport and mass media of information 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 education, literary, artistic, sport and journalists associations, organisation and participation in congresses, conferences, symposia and seminars;

(c) exchange of materials in the fields of culture, education, sport, translation and exchange of books, periodicals and other educational, cultural and sports publications, and wherever possible, exchange of art specimens.

Article 3

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to provide facilities and scholarships to students and scholars of the other country seeking to study in its institutions of higher education and research laboratories,

Article 4

Each Contracting Party shall examine the diplomas, certificates and university degrees granted by the other Party with a view to arriving at their equivalence.

Article 5

Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to present different facets of 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;

(b) 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 otherís International Film Festivals.

Article 7

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

Article 8

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

Article 9

For the fulfilment of the objectives of the present Agreement, the Contracting Parties may establish a Joint Committee which shall consist of an equal number of representatives from either side and the said Joint Committee shall meet as agreed upon between the Contracting Parties at the request of either of them, alternately in New Delhi and Lusaka.
The Joint Committee will be responsible for drawing up periodical exchange programmes and reviewing the working of the present Agreement, advising the Governments concerned in formulating and recommending any items of interest to either party in fields envisaged in the present Agreement, as well as advising the manner in which. the working of this Agreement may be improved upon.

Article 10

The present Agreement shall come into force on the date of exchange of the Instruments of Ratification. It shall remain in force for a period of three years and shall be renewed automatically from year to year unless notice of termination is given by one of the Contracting Parties six months before the expiry of the Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the duly authorised representatives of the Contracting Parties have hereunto set their hands and seals.

DATED at New Delhi this Twenty-Sixth day of January One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-Five.

Sd/-
Y. B. CHAVAN
Minister of External Affairs
Government of India

Sd/-
V. J. MWAANGA
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Government of the Republic of Zambia


India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India


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