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such further agreement all personnel furnished by the Government of the United States of America, whether employed directly by it or under contract with a public or private organization, who are assigned to duties in Afghanistan under this cooperative program shall be accorded the privileges and immunities set forth in Section 22 of the “Convention On The Privileges and Immunities Of the United Nations," as adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 13th day of February, 1946, [^] and acceded to by the Royal Afghan Government.
Article V. Joint Contributions The parties shall contribute and make available, to the extent provided below, funds for use in carrying out the program during the period covered by this Agreement, in accordance with the following schedules:
1. The Government of the United States of America, except as may be otherwise provided in particular project agreements, will pay the salaries and other expenses of the specialists and technicians made available by it to the Royal Afghan Government under this Agreement, as well as such other expenses of an administrative nature as the Government of the United States of America may incur in connection with activities under this Agreement.
2. In addition, the Government of the United States of America will contribute for each fiscal year beginning with the year ending the 30th day of June, 1953, an amount to be agreed upon by the two Governments for use in effectuating the program covered by this Agreement.
3. In addition, the Government of the United States of America, within the limits of the funds available for this purpose, will provide training awards for Afghan personnel agreed upon by the Royal Afghan Government and the Director of Technical Cooperation, to pay the costs of training outside of Afghanistan, including international travel necessary for such training.
4. The Royal Afghan Government will make available from its appropriate annual budget allocations sufficient funds to defray all local currency costs of agreed projects; such sums in the aggregate will be at least equal in value to the dollars made available for such projects by the United States of America.
5. The contribution of each Government under Paragraphs 2 and 4 will be stipulated in annual supplements to be entered into by the two Governments.
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6. All materials, equipment and supplies acquired for any project carried on under this Agreement may be used for the purposes of that project or of any other project carried on hereunder. Any such materials, equipment and supplies remaining at the termination of any such project and not needed for the purposes of any other project hereunder shall be at the disposition of the Government of Afghanistan.
Article VI. Project Operations 1. The cooperative program herein provided for shall consist of a series of projects, each of which shall be embodied in a written project agreement signed by the Director of Technical Cooperation and by the Minister, or the President of the Department, of the Royal Afghan Government within whose field of responsibility the activity lies, or, in the case of the Helmand Valley development, by the General President of the Helmand Valley Authority. Each such project agreement shall define the work to be done, shall make financial provision for all the costs of the project other than the salaries and expenses of the persons to be made available for the project by the Technical Cooperation Administration, and may contain such other matters as the parties may desire to include.
2. Upon substantial completion of any project, a Project Report shall be drawn up and signed by the parties to the project agreement, which shall provide a record of the work done, the objectives sought to be achieved, the expenditures made, the problems encountered and solved, and related basic data. Similar reports shall be submitted to the two Governments at appropriate intervals in the course of each project, but not less frequently than annually in the case of any project that may continue in operation for more than one year.
3. Specialists, technicians, and others in any field of activity related to the economic and technical development of Afghanistan may be sent for training to the United States of America or elsewhere, as an activity to be carried on under the provisions of this Agreement and as part of the training program of the Technical Cooperation Administration. The selection of the persons to be sent for such training, as well as the training activities in which they shall participate, shall be determined jointly by the Minister, or the President of the Department, within whose field of responsibility the activity lies, or, in the case of the Helmand Valley development, the Helmand Valley Authority, and the Director of Technical Cooperation.
Article VII. Sovereign Immunity The parties declare their recognition that the Technical Cooperation Administration, being an agency of the Government of the United
States of America, is entitled to share fully in all the privileges and immunities, including immunity from suit in the courts of Afghanistan, which are enjoyed by the Government of the United States of America. The two Governments will establish procedures whereby the Royal Afghan Government will so deposit, segregate or assure title to all funds allocated to or derived from this program that the same shall not be subject to garnishment, attachment, seizure, or other legal process by any person, firm, agency, corporation, organization, or government when the Royal Afghan Government is advised by the Government of the United States of America that such legal process would interfere with the attainment of the objectives of the program.
Article VIII. Legislative and Executive Action The Royal Afghan Government will endeavor to obtain the enactment of such legislation and will take such executive action as may be required to carry out the terms of this Agreement.
Article IX. Entry Into Force and Duration This Agreement may be referred to as the “Technical Cooperation Program Agreement." It shall enter into force on the date stated in the last paragraph of this Agreement and shall remain in force through December 31, 1960, or until three months after either Government shall have given notice in writing to the other of intention to terminate it, whichever is earlier; provided, however, that the obligations of the parties under this Agreement for the period from June 30, 1953, through December 31, 1960, shall be subject to the availability of appropriations to both parties for the purposes of the program and to the further agreement of the parties pursuant to Article V, Paragraph 5, hereof.
Done in duplicate at Kabul this 30th day of June, 1953. For the Royal Afghan Government For the Government of the
United States of America
ANGUS WARD Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador of the
United States of America S. AHMAD
WILLIAM J. HAYES. Minister of National Economy Director of Technical
Cooperation in Afghanistan,
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1954