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Australia: New Legislative Framework for Federal Assessments of Arrangements between State or Territory Governments and Foreign Governments Receives Assent

(Dec. 17, 2020) On December 10, 2020, Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 (Cth) (the act) received assent, having been passed by the Commonwealth (i.e., federal) Parliament on December 3, 2020. A bill containing consequential amendments to other legislation was also passed on December 8 and received assent on December 10. According […]

Ethiopia; Norway: Grant Agreement Signed

(Nov. 20, 2012) On November 1, 2012, <?Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia's Finance and Economic Development Minister, the agreement provides 23 million birr (about US$1.25 million) in aid for the Project. (Ethiopia and Norway Sign an […]

European Union; Libya: Assistance Package Authorized and Bank Funds Released

(Jan. 11, 2012) On December 15, 2011, in response to a request made by Libyan authorities, the European Union adopted a package of assistance for Libya, in an effort to assist civil society and facilitate the stabilization process in the post-Gaddafi era in that country. The package, which amounts to a total of €10 million […]

Israel; Mexico: Tourism Agreement

(Nov. 23, 2011) The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, and development. In addition, it is expected to increase tourist flows between the two countries and […]

Nepal; Sri Lanka: Agreement to Increase Bilateral Cooperation in Several Areas

(July 30, 2009) Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 major areas of bilateral cooperation identified by the new Nepal-Sri Lanka Permanent Joint Commission, inaugurated earlier […]