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NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89–497, approved July 8, 1966 (80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be, therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States, and of the several States, without any further proof or authentication thereof."

SPAIN

Friendship and Cooperation

Agreement signed at Washington August 6, 1970;
Entered into force September 26, 1970.
With exchanges of notes and letters.

AGREEMENT OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SPAIN

The Governments of the United States of America and Spain,

Conscious of the desires of their respective peoples for peace, security and the maintenance of their independence, and

Recognizing that the security and integrity of each of the

two countries continues to be a matter of concern to the other,

and

Inspired by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, ["] and

Desiring to reaffirm and to further the friendship between their peoples, in the spirit of the Treaty of Friendship and General Relations signed at Madrid July 3, 1902, [?] and

Desiring to establish on a more comprehensive basis the

cooperation between the two Governments, which has been fostered:

by such friendship, so tha.i. both Governments, through mutual

czchunges and support, may promote the well-being and progress

of their peoples, enabling them to meet effectively the

challenges of the modern world,

Have agreed as follows:

1 TS 993; 59 Stat. 1031. 2 TS 422; 33 Stat. 2105.

CHAPTER I

General Cooperation

Article 1.

The Governments of the United States and Spain

will continue their close cooperation and intimate working relationship, including regular mutual consultation by their

Foreign Ministers, other members of the Governments, or their

representatives, on all matters of common concern or interest, as

deemed desirable by the two Governments.

Article 2.

Such cooperation and relationship will be

developed in those areas in which they have heretofore existed;

in new areas deemed by the two Governments to require their urgent

mutual attention, as specifically provided hereinafter; and in

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achievements of both countries, and in order to strengthen even

more the friendship and understanding that traditionally have

existed between their peoples, the Governments of the United States

and Spain agree to expand their present exchanges in the educational

and cultural fields, in number as well as in scope, subject to the

constitutional processes and legislative requirements of the two

countries.

Article 4.

The expansion of these exchanges will involve

teachers, research experts, scientists, scholars and students, and will extend into all branches of learning, especially natural and applied sciences, economics, and the language and culture of the

two countries.

In the field of arts and letters both Governments

will sponsor visits of authors and artists and the reciprocal

dissemination of their works.

Article 5.

Both Governments recognize the importance of

the Fulbright-Hays program to promote educational and cultura!

exchanges between the two countries, and therefore they consider

it desirable to expand the responsibilities of the Commission

for Cultural Exchange between the United States of America and

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Spain established by the Agreement of October 16, 1958, and renewed by the Agreement of March 18, 1964. [1] The Spanish Government reaffirms its decision to contribute regularly to

the financing of the Fulbright-Hays program.

Article 6.

In its desire to cooperate with the Spanish

Government in the expansion of the Spanish educational system

and Spanish scientific and technical development, the Government

of the United States, subject to United States legislation and

the appropriation of funds by the Congress, will assist Spain

in research, development, and advanced training of professors and other teaching personnel, particularly in the scientific disciplines, and training of new professors and other teaching personnel, and will provide documents, equipment, and materials for research laboratories and libraries as appropriate in the new Spanish universities and other centers of higher learning.

Article 7.

In order to accomplish the goals of Article 6,

the Government of the United States will consider with the

greatest interest the specific programs that Spain presents to

it in the fields mentioned in Article 6, and will cooperate in

such programs, lending such assistance as the United States

may provide subject to Unitec States legislation and the

appropriation of funds by the Congress.

To the extent

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*TIAS 4120, 4612, 5737; 9 UST 1311; 11 UST 2345; 15 UST 2446.

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