Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Spain on Cooperation in Science and Technology
September 1, 2010
- The signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Spain on Cooperation in Science and Technology took place in Tokyo (Prime Minister’s Office) on September 1 (Wed) between H.E. Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Japanese side, and H.E. Ms. Cristina Garmendia, Minister of Science and Innovation, on the Spain side, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister, and H.E. Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, President of the Government of Spain.
- Main Points of the Agreement
(1) The Agreement stipulates the framework to promote cooperation in science and technology between both Governments.
(2) It also stipulates that both Governments shall establish a joint Committee to review and discuss the cooperative activities and accomplishments under the Agreement, and that the details of and procedures for the cooperation may be determined by implementing arrangements to be concluded between both Governments or their agencies, as appropriate.
- Meaning of the Agreement
This symbolic Agreement, which designs a framework to further broaden and strengthen cooperation in science and technology between Japan and Spain, is expected to contribute to further development of close and friendly bilateral relations.
- Entry into Force of the Agreement
The Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties exchange diplomatic notes informing each other that their respective internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Agreement have been completed.