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Notawisseling houdende een verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en het Verenigd [...] Marine, in het kader van drugsbestrijdingsoperaties, Londen, 01-04-2008[Regeling vervallen per 10-04-2008.]

Geldend van 01-04-2008 t/m 09-04-2008

Notawisseling houdende een verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en het Verenigd Koninkrijk betreffende de status van militair en burgerpersoneel van de Britse strijdkrachten in de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba voor het uitvoeren van luchtverkenningstaken met toestellen van de Royal Air Force ter ondersteuning van en in samenwerking met de Nederlandse Koninklijke Marine, in het kader van drugsbestrijdingsoperaties

Authentiek : EN

Nr. I [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY

LONDON

London, 14 August 2007

The Royal Netherlands Embassy presents its compliments to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has the honour to propose an agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”) regarding the status of military and civilian personnel of the UK Armed Forces who will be present in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for aerial surveillance flights with military aircraft of the Royal Air Force in support of and in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the purpose of counterdrug operations on the following terms:

Article I. Temporary stationing of UK Armed Forces [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

For the purposes of this Agreement, military and civilian personnel of the UK Armed Forces, military aircraft and military equipment may be stationed temporarily in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for the purpose of aerial surveillance flights in support of counterdrug operations.

Article II. Aircraft and aircraft overflight clearance procedures [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

Aircraft operated in connection with this Agreement by or for the United Kingdom are authorized to overfly, land at and depart from airports in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba without diplomatic clearance. Such activities shall be in accordance with agreed aviation procedures.

Article III. Use of facilities [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

Military and civilian personnel of the UK Armed Forces may use military facilities provided by the Flag Officer Royal Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean under conditions to be agreed upon between the Flag Officer Royal Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean and the Commander in Chief Air Command of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Article IV. Security of personnel and information [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

All classified information and material exchanged or generated in connection with this Agreement will be used, handled and safeguarded in accordance with the General Security Arrangement between the Parties dated 29 September 1994.

Article V. Applicability of NATO SOFA [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

Except as otherwise provided for in this Agreement, the provisions of the Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their Forces, done at London on 19 June 1951 (hereafter, the NATO SOFA) shall apply, mutatis mutandis.

Article VI. Settlement of disputes [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

Any disputes or disagreements that may arise from the application or implementation of this Agreement shall be settled through consultation between the appropriate authorities of the Parties, including, as necessary, through diplomatic channels.

Article VII. Territorial applicability [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

With regard to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this Agreement shall apply to its territory in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

Article VIII. Interpretation [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

For the purposes of this Agreement, references and provisions in the NATO SOFA to the North Atlantic Treaty, the North Atlantic Council and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization shall be inapplicable.

Article IX. Duration [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

This Agreement shall remain in effect for the duration of the presence of the military and civilian personnel of the UK Armed Forces in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba during the deployment of the military aircraft and its supporting elements of the Royal Air Force, but for no longer than one year from the date this Agreement enters into force. Notwithstanding, the provisions of this Agreement regarding the adjudication and payment of claims shall remain in force for such time as isnecessary to resolve any outstanding claims arising under the Agreement.

If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Royal Netherlands Embassy has the honour to propose that this Note and the Note in reply to the Embassy shall constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which shall enter into force as of the date of the Note in reply to the Embassy, with retroactive effect as of 10 April 2007.

The Royal Netherlands Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the assurances of its highest consideration.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

London

Nr. II [Vervallen per 10-04-2008]

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE

LONDON

London, 1 April 2008

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office presents its compliments to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London and has the honour to refer to the proposed agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”) regarding the status of military and civilian personnel of the UK Armed Forces who will be present in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for aerial surveillance flights with military aircraft of the Royal Air Force in support of and in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the purpose of counterdrug operations on the following terms:

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The Foreign and Commonwealth office has the honour to confirm that the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and this Note and your note of 14 August 2007 shall constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which shall enter into force as of the date of this Note, with retroactive effect as of 10 April 2007.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Royal Netherlands Embassy the assurances of its highest consideration.

Royal Netherlands Embassy

London