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Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for Co-Operation between their Diplomatic Institutes [2004] INTSer 2

Memorandum of understanding between The Ministry of External Affairs of The Republic of India and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for Co-Operation between their diplomatic Institutes


The Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, hereinafter referred to as “The Parties”; desiring to promote the training of Foreign Service personnel of both States

Considering the need to establish links between both institutions through mechanisms of direct consulting and action in benefit of the training of Foreign Service Officers of both countries, looking forward to strengthening relations between both countries,

Have reached to the following understanding:

Article 1

The Parties shall actively exchange information about their respective study programs, courses, seminars and the rest of academic activities which both institutes develop.

Article 2

The Parties shall commit themselves to information on public international law, diplomatic law and other subjects related to the diplomatic service and to political, economic and cultural relations.

Article 3

The Parties will carry out regular consultations and will endeavor with mutual agreement, courses, seminars, and other events, for which the date and place will be well timed. Likewise, they will do all the possible to facilitate the exchange of teachers, specialists and researchers to attend conferences related to the subjects of their competence.

Article 4

The Parties will facilitate the exchange of specialized publications and magazines which they or any other public and private entities of either country may publish. In this respect, the libraries and documentation centers of the Parties shall determine the best ways to efficiently communicate.

Article 5

The Parties shall exchange information on activities of mutual interest, specially with regard to their participation in meetings of regional and world organizations gathering academies and institutes aimed at training diplomats and universities giving courses in international relations.

Article 6

For the coordination, monitoring and execution of the activities laid down in the Memorandum of Understanding, the Ministry of External Affairs of India, designates the Foreign Service Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, designates the Institute of Higher Diplomatic Studies “Pedro Gual”.

Article 7

This Memorandum of Understanding will come into force thirty (30) days after having been signed and will remain in force for a period of three (3) years. Thereafter, it can be extended for the same period of time unless one of the parties notifies the other of its desire to terminate the agreement by giving at least ninety (90) days’ notice before its expiration date. The expiration of the Memorandum of Understanding will not affect ongoing projects, unless otherwise decided by both Parties.

Any doubts or controversies which may arise from the interpretation and execution of the present Memorandum will be resolved amicably through direct consultations between the Parties.

Article 8

This Memorandum of Understanding may be amended through Exchange of Notes with the consent of both the Parties. The amendments shall become effective as prescribed in Article seven.

Signed at New Delhi on 2nd day of September of 2004 in two originals each in Hindi, Spanish and English languages, all three texts being equally authentic. In case of doubt in interpretation, the English version will prevail.

For the Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India, K. Natwar Singh, Minister of External Affairs For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jesus Arnaldo Perez, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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