Notawisseling houdende een Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, ten behoeve [...] de COVID-19-crisis en humanitaire noodhulp bij orkanen, ’s-Gravenhage, 06-08-2020

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Notawisseling houdende een Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, ten behoeve van Sint Maarten, en de Franse Republiek inzake de rechtspositie van militairen en ander overheidspersoneel, aanwezig op elkaars grondgebied, in het kader van de COVID-19-crisis en humanitaire noodhulp bij orkanen

Authentiek : EN

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EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS

The Hague, 4 August 2020

CE-2020-0286966

The Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents its compliments to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has the honour to refer to the Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of the French Republic, and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for Sint Maarten, on the legal status of French armed forces and other French government bodies in the framework of the aftermath of hurricane Irma, done at The Hague, on 30 January 2018.

In case a hurricane hits Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten, and taking into consideration the serious sanitary crisis due to the COVID-19 which Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten and the surrounding islands are facing, and the need, for the French forces and the Dutch forces, to bring an emergency support and humanitarian assistance to the population of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten, the Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands has the honour to propose to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for Sint Maarten, to conclude a short-term agreement whereby French forces and Dutch forces, in relation with the authorities of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten, are granted permission to enter and be present in Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten in case it is necessary to provide an emergency support, notably sanitary, and humanitarian assistance to the population of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten.

The Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands proposes that this Agreement concerns the following:

For the French forces:

  • the use of Philipsburg harbour as sea port of disembarkation (Sea Port of Disembarkation – SPOD);

  • maritime operations, for French warships and other government ships operated for non-commercial purposes, in the territorial waters of Sint Maarten, and access of the Dutch forces on board these ships;

  • air operations, for French aircrafts used in military, customs and police services, in the airspace of Sint Maarten, and access of the Dutch forces on board these aircrafts;

  • the use of Princess Juliana international airport as airport of disembarkation (Airport Of Disembarkation – APOD);

  • the transit of French armed forces or government forces with their weapons, ammunitions and equipment, including border-crossing, facilitated by escorts carried out by the Police Force of Sint Maarten, through the territory of Sint Maarten to the border-crossing point of Sint Maarten, or to any location where the emergency support or humanitarian assistance shall be required from the French forces by the Dutch authorities;

For the Dutch forces:

  • the use of Marigot harbour as sea port of disembarkation (Sea Port of Disembarkation – SPOD);

  • maritime operations, for Dutch warships and other government ships operated for non-commercial purposes, in the territorial waters of Saint-Martin and access of the French forces on board these ships;

  • air operations, for Dutch aircrafts used in military, customs and police services, in the airspace of Saint-Martin, and access of the French forces on board these aircrafts;

  • the use of Grand-Case international airport as airport of disembarkation (Airport Of Disembarkation – APOD);

  • the transit of Dutch armed forces or government forces with their weapons, ammunitions and equipment, including border-crossing, facilitated by escorts carried out by the French national police or national gendarmerie, through the territory of Saint-Martin to the border-crossing point of Saint-Martin, or to any location where the emergency support or humanitarian assistance shall be required from the Dutch forces by the French authorities.

The forces of each of the parties shall respect the legislation in force in the territory in which they are located.

This note together with the affirmative note in reply do not have the effect of repealing the agreements and arrangements previously concluded in the field of defence and security between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands or their competent authorities, and in particular the framework technical arrangement between the minister of Defence of the French Republic and the minister of Defence the Kingdom of the Netherlands on regional military cooperation activities in the Antilles and Guiana and in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, signed in Fort-de-France on 2 April 2019 and in Curaçao on 24 April 2019, the stipulations of which are applicable to operations carried out within the framework of this Agreement.

If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Government of the French Republic proposes that this Note together with the affirmative Note in reply from the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands shall constitute an Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for Sint Maarten, concluded in the French and English languages, both versions being equally authentic. The Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’s Note in reply and shall remain in force for a period of one year. The Government of the French Republic further proposes that the Agreement may be renewed by mutual written agreement of the Parties.

The Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands the assurances of its highest consideration.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS

The Hague, 6 August 2020

Ref: MINBUZA-2020.540685

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents its compliments to the Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has the honour to acknowledge receipt of the Embassy’s Note No. CE-2020-0286966 of 4 August 2020, which reads as follows:

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has further the honour to inform that the proposals set forth in the Embassy’s Note No. CE-2020-0286966 of 4 August 2020 are acceptable to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to confirm that the mentioned Note and this Note in reply shall constitute an Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in respect of Sint Maarten, and the Government of the French Republic, concluded in the English and French languages, both versions being equally authentic. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of this Note in reply and shall remain in force for a period of one year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands also has the honour to confirm that the Agreement may be renewed by mutual written agreement of the Parties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands the assurances of its highest consideration.

Embassy of France in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Hague

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