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Briefwisseling houdende een verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek [...] van humanitaire hulp voor Somalië tegen piraterij, Nairobi, 08-05-2008[Regeling vervallen per 08-05-2009.]

Geldend van 08-05-2008 t/m 07-05-2009

Briefwisseling houdende een verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek Somalië betreffende de steun van Nederlandse strijdkrachten bij de bescherming van humanitaire hulp voor Somalië tegen piraterij

Authentiek : EN

Nr. I [Vervallen per 08-05-2009]

ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY

Nairobi, 29 April 2008

Ref. NAI-G/2008/193

Your Excellency,

I have the honour, speaking on behalf of my Government, of making the following proposal to you to supplement the agreement that entered into force between the Republic of Somalia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the 1st of April 2008 concerning the protection tasks to be performed by the Netherland forces with regard to World Food Programme ships in the territorial waters of the Republic of Somalia, with the following provisions:

  • For the protection of the ships of Somalia, being the Flag State of the ships chartered by the World Food Programme, the Government of Somalia, as Flag State:

    • a) in conjunction with the owners of the ships flying its flag, shall facilitate the embarkation of Dutch Forces on ships chartered by the World Food Programme;

    • b) in conjunction with the owners of the ships flying its flag, shall facilitate cooperation between the Dutch Forces, including those on board such ships, and the ship’s crew;

    • c) shall authorise the Dutch Forces to take all necessary steps, including the proportionate use of force. In this connection, the Dutch Forces shall assess the correct match between the means to be employed and the manner in which they are to be employed, at whatever level.

  • The Government of Somalia, as Flag State, authorises the possession of weapons and munitions for security by Dutch military personnel present on board ships chartered by the World Food Programme and flying its flag.

  • The Government of Somalia, as Flag State, grants to Dutch military personnel present on board its WFP-contracted ships for the purpose of their protection, personal inviolability and immunity from legal proceedings in its criminal, civil and administrative courts, in addition to immunity from execution.

  • The death of any member of the personnel of Dutch Forces on board a ship of the Flag State shall be declared to the authorities of that State, which hereby agrees to hand over the body to the Dutch authorities without delay.

I assume the provisions set out above meet with the approval of your Government. If this is the case, the present letter, and your reply, shall constitute the agreement entered into by our two Governments concerning the protection tasks to be performed by Dutch Forces with regard to World Food Programme-contracted ships on inbound or outbound journeys between the territorial waters of the last port of call and their entry into the port of destination in Somalia, and that agreement shall take effect on the date of your reply.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.

KEES VAN BAAR

Deputy Head of Mission

Royal Netherlands Embassy

H.E. Mohammed Ali Nur

Ambassador of the TFG of the Republic of Somalia

Jabavu Road, Hurlingham

Nairobi

Nr. II [Vervallen per 08-05-2009]

EMBASSY OF THE SOMALI REPUBLIC

Nairobi, 8 May 2008

ESR/344/08

Your Excellency,

I have the honour, speaking on behalf of my Government, of making the following proposal to you to supplement the agreement that entered into force between the Republic of Somalia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the 1st of April 2008 concerning the protection tasks to be performed by the Netherland forces with regard to World Food Programme ships in the territorial waters of the Republic of Somalia, with the following provisions:

  • For the protection of the ships of Somalia, being the Flag State of the ships chartered by the World Food Programme, the Government of Somalia, as Flag State:

    • a) in conjunction with the owners of the ships flying its flag, shall facilitate the embarkation of Dutch Forces on ships chartered by the World Food Programme;

    • b) in conjunction with the owners of the ships flying its flag, shall facilitate cooperation between the Dutch Forces, including those on board such ships, and the ship’s crew;

    • c) shall authorise the Dutch Forces to take all necessary steps, including the proportionate use of force. In this connection, the Dutch Forces shall assess the correct match between the means to be employed and the manner in which they are to be employed, at whatever level.

  • The Government of Somalia, as Flag State, authorises the possession of weapons and munitions for security by Dutch military personnel present on board ships chartered by the World Food Programme and flying its flag.

  • The Government of Somalia, as Flag State, grants to Dutch military personnel present on board its WFP-contracted ships for the purpose of their protection, personal inviolability and immunity from legal proceedings in its criminal, civil and administrative courts, in addition to immunity from execution.

  • The death of any member of the personnel of Dutch Forces on board a ship of the Flag State shall be declared to the authorities of that State, which hereby agrees to hand over the body to the Dutch authorities without delay.

I assume the provisions set out above meet with the approval of your Government. If this is the case, the present letter, and your reply, shall constitute the agreement entered into by our two Governments concerning the protection tasks to be performed by Dutch Forces with regard to World Food Programme-contracted ships on inbound or outbound journeys between the territorial waters of the last port of call and their entry into the port of destination in Somalia, and that agreement shall take effect on the date of your reply.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.

H.E. MOHAMED ALI NUR

Ambassador

H.E. Laetitia Van Den Assum

Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands Embassy

Nairobi