New Delhi, 26 January 1975
The Government of the Republic of INDIA
The Government of the Republic of ZAMBIA,
RECOGNISING the friendly ties existing between the peoples of Zambia and India;
CONSIDERING that the peoples of Zambia and India have a common interest in economic progress and that their joint efforts to exchange
technical knowledge and skills will assist in achieving this objective;
BEING mutually desirous of advancing the closest possible Cooperation in the economic and technical fields on the basis of equality
and mutual benefit;
BELIEVING firmly that such cooperation between the peoples of the two countries will advance further the cooperative effort;
HAVE agreed as follows :
The Government of the Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Republic of India shall facilitate and promote, in conformity with
the provisions of this Agreement, any form of economic and technical cooperation as they may deem useful to the economies of their
The economic and technical cooperation between the Contracting Parties shall be effected through separate Protocols to be concluded
between authorised institutions or bodies of the said Contracting, Parties subject to the approval of the two Governments, and in
accordance with laws or regulations in force from time to time, in each country.
The economic and technical cooperation shall include, among others, the following activities having always in view their possible
extension to such other forms as may be found mutually beneficial; ,
(a) exchange of personnel for training purposes including practical . and academic training in technical and other institutes, factories
and other production centres in each country, grant of scholarships, etc.,
(b) exchange of visits of experts and Government officials in economic ; and technical fields with a view to acquiring expert knowledge,
lecturing and instructing in the other country,
(c) provision of the services of experts in economic and technical fields,
(d) exchange preparation and giving of technical documentation including feasibility studies and necessary equipment, including
the exchange and giving of corresponding information,
(e) setting up of joint ventures,
(f) cooperation between production enterprises in exchanging technology and in finding the most suitable technical solutions
and attaining increased productivity,
(g) taking aIl necessary steps to encourage tourism and facilitate travel between the two countries in accordance with their
respective laws or regulations and including exchange of technical assistance and expertise between the organisations in the
two countries employed in the promotion and marketing of tourism, and reciprocal publicity arrangements.
The Contracting Parties shall appoint in their respective countries, organisations which shall be charged with the execution of economic
and technical cooperation as provided for in this Agreement who shall keep in touch with each other on aIl questions relating to
In order to establish regularly the volume and conditions of mutual economic and technical cooperation and to review the progress
made, the representatives of the authorities mentioned in Article 4 shall meet either in New Delhi or in Lusaka. The decisions of
these meetings shall be subject to the approval of the competent authorities of the said Contracting Parties, as constituted under
Article 4 above.
The terms and conditions of the services of experts and trainees and of all other forms of economic and technical 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 improper
disclosure of such knowledge or information as may be acquired by the recipient party.
Persons deputed under this Agreement shall be obliged to comply with the laws or regulations in force from time to time, of the country
in which they perform their duties, render or carry on any activities.
Each Contracting Party receiving assistance in accordance with this Agreement shall, in so far as the same may be permissible under
the laws or regulations. in force in the country of such Contracting Party, extend to the experts and/or trainees of the other party
all such countries as may be reasonably necessary for successful fulfilment of their duties under the Agreement.
Further details regarding fulfilment of the obligations undertaken by the Contracting Parties pursuant to this Agreement shall be
separately defined in each case by exchange of letters between the said Contracting Parties or in any other suitable forms as may
be agreed upon
The present Agreement shall remain in force for a period of three years. Thereafter, it shall be renewable from year to year by tacit
Agreement unless either party terminates it by giving notice of at least six months prior to the expiry of the period of the Agreement.
The present Agreement shall be subject to ratification and shall come into force with effect from the date of exchange of the Instruments
of Ratification conforming to the relevant laws or regulations of the respective countries.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the duly authorised representatives of the Contracting Parties have hereunto set their hands and seals.
DONE at New Delhi this Twenty Sixth day of January One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Five.
Y. B. CHAVAN
Minster of External Affairs
Government of India
V. J. MWAANGA
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Government of the Republic