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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."
Friendship and Cooperation
Agreement signed at Washington August 6, 1970;
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
In the field of arts and letters both Governments
will sponsor visits of authors and artists and the reciprocal
dissemination of their works.
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
Spain established by the Agreement of October 16, 1958, and renewed by the Agreement of March 18, 1964.  The Spanish Government reaffirms its decision to contribute regularly to
the financing of the Fulbright-Hays program.
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.
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
*TIAS 4120, 4612, 5737; 9 UST 1311; 11 UST 2345; 15 UST 2446.