Royal Netherlands Embassy
P.O. Box 1241
Note on the application of
Article 8 of the Agreement
23 March 1991
On the occasion of the signing today of the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the development of technical assistants I have the honour to inform you that my Government bases itself on the following understanding in relation to article 8 of the Agreement.
Whenever the authorities of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia financially will be in a position to contribute towards the salaries and cost of Netherlands technical assistants such a contribution will be made. This contribution, to be agreed upon between the Ethiopian and Netherlands authorities, shall not exceed the amount Ethiopian and Netherlands authorities would have had to spend on salaries and cost in case Ethiopian employees would have been appointed. The foregoing shall, as the case may be, apply to Netherlands technical assistants on established postings anyway, but it shall apply also as much as possible to Netherlands technical assistants on temporary postings or to those who are complementary advisers, unless the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will have appointed already an Ethiopian employee who will proceed with the activities of the Netherlands technical assistant after the latter's departure.
I would very much appreciate to receive a confirmation that the above is also the understanding of the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
(sd.) J.M. JONKMAN
To H.E. Mr Aklilu Afework
Minister of the State Committee
for Foreign Economic Relations