AMBASSADE VAN HET KONINKRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN
Oslo, 16 april 2007
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iceland and has the honour to propose, with reference to the Co-operation Agreement between the Republic of Iceland and the European Police Office of 28 June 2001 (hereinafter ‘‘the Agreement’’), and in view of Article 41, paragraph 2 of the Convention based on Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union, on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention, 26 July 1995), that the privileges and immunities necessary for the proper performance of the tasks of the liaison officers at Europol referred to in Article 14 and Annex 3 of the Agreement, be agreed upon as set out in the Attachment.
If this proposal is acceptable to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iceland, the Embassy proposes that this note and the affirmative note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Iceland, which shall be applied provisionally from the day on which this affirmative note has been received by the Embassy, and which shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Iceland have informed each other that the formalities required for the entry into force have been complied with.
The Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry the assurances of its highest consideration.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Members of the family forming part of the household of the liaison officer not otherwise exempted from the obligation to obtain working permits on the basis of international law, shall be exempt from the obligation to obtain working permits for the duration of the secondment of the liaison officer.
6. Personal Protection
The Host State authorities shall, if so requested by the Sending State, take all reasonable steps in accordance with their national laws to ensure the necessary safety and protection of the liaison officer, as well as members of his family who form part of his household, whose security is endangered due to the performance of the tasks of the liaison officer at Europol.