Indian Treaty Series
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION Between The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the
Republic of India, hereinafter referred to
as “the Parties",
MOTIVATED by the desire to strengthen the traditional ties of friendship existing between both countries;
CONSCIOUS of their common interest in promoting and fostering technical cooperation, and the mutual advantage that would result from cooperation in fields of common interest;
CONVINCED of the importance of establishing mechanisms in order to contribute to the development of such cooperation, and the need for implementing technical cooperation programmes that have a significant impact on the economic and social development of their respective countries;
Have agreed as follows:
The Parties shall facilitate and promote, in conformity with the provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding, technical cooperation as specified in Article III of this MOU, as they may deem beneficial to their respective countries.
2. On the basis of this MOU, the Parties may enter into project arrangements for specific areas of technical cooperation.
In order to fulfil the objectives of this MOU, the Parties will jointly prepare technical programmes, taking into account the priorities of both countries in the sphere of their respective economic and social development plans and programmes. Each programme or project shall specify the areas, objectives, financial and technical resources as well as the time frame agreed upon; in addition, the obligations, including those pertaining to financial matters of each Party, shall be specified.
Technical cooperation between the Parties pursuant to this MOU may be effected through : deputation/secondment of experts; provision of short term training in technical institutions for upgrading professional skills; provision of consultancy services; conducting of feasibility studies; undertaking of joint projects; and any other arrangement agreed upon by the Parties.
In order to ensure the proper implementation of this MOU and to review progress of decisions thereunder, the representatives of the Contracting Parties shall meet from time to time at places and on dates as mutually agreed upon.
Each contracting Party shall provide to the other Party’s personnel in its territory in connection with the execution of projects and programmes all the facilities necessary for their effective functioning in accordance with the rules and regulations pertaining to the Public Service applicable from time to time in the country of the receiving Party. This would include lodging, office accommodation, local transportation, medicare, etc. and facilities for their entry, stay in its territory and exit. Such personnel shall abide by the national regulations in force in the receiving country and shall not engage in any assignment other than their official ones without the prior authorisation of the host country.
The Parties will grant to each other all administrative and fiscal facilities and exemptions necessary for the supply of equipment and materials to be used in the execution of projects in conformity with their respective national laws.
The present Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force on the date of its signing and shall remain in force unless either of the parties gives to the other a written notice six months in advance of its intention to terminate this Memorandum of Understanding.
2. This Memorandum of Understanding may be amended by mutual agreement in writing and the amendment agreed upon shall enter into force from the date mutually agreed upon.
Signed at Tehran on this 10th day of April Two thousand and one AD in two originals, each in Hindi, Farsi and English languages, all the texts being equally authentic. In case of doubt, the English text shall prevail.
Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Ministry Of External Affairs, India