ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY
13 December 2000
The Royal Netherlands Embassy presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel and, with reference to the Revision of the Convention on Social Security with Administrative Arrangement of 1984 between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the State of Israel, the Embassy would like to inform the Ministry as follows.
Further to this Embassy's Note no. 234/00 of 31 July 2000 and Note No. 181.01 of 13 September 2000, which this Embassy received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, the Embassy would like to make the following suggestion. The additional sentence will be considered to be part of the Convention through an exchange of letters, rather than – and as suggested before by this Embassy's aforementioned Note – amending the treaty text to be signed.
The additional sentence is considered to be added in Article III, after the second sentence and reads as follows:
."The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall apply Article I of this Convention provisionally from the first day of the second month following signature, and for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Convention shall enter into force on the understanding that Article I shall have retrospective effect to 1 January 2000."
If this proposal is acceptable to you I suggest that this sentence will constitute – through an exchange of this letter and a letter of reply by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel – a part of the Convention still to be signed.
The Royal Netherlands Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel the assurances of its highest consideration.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Of the State of Israel
General Law Division
Hakirya – Romema