MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING The Ministry of Environment of the

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					25 Haziran 1997 - Say1 : 23030                       RESMI GAZETE                          Sayh : 7
                    MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

       The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Turkey and the
        Department of Environment of the Islamic Republic of Iron

       Desirous to strengihen the friendly rclatlons between their countries ; ~ n dto develop
cooperation in the field of cnviromcnl:

       Deeply   concerned   by the continuing dctcr~#~mtioo thc         ~tatcof cnvironmcnt a i d
global life-supporting systems, and the et'fccts of that delerrurntion on economic and socl31
develoment:

        Sllarlng lllc Common cnncern and responsib~l~tics prolcctrng m d ltnprovlng the
                                                       tor
human and natural environment of their respective countries. and t\ common inrerest in the
cause of global environmental protection dnd improvement:

        Recognizing the importance of rhc protection and enhanccment of environment fur
the health a d well-being of present md future generations:

      Convinced that sustainable economic dcvclopment rcquires cnvironmentally sound
management of natural resources:

        Stressing the need for clTcctive cooperation i n the arcas of environmentally sound
t~chnology:


        Acknowledging that significant ~nutualbzr~efitscan be denvzd from cooperatiun tn
research, monitoring, protectiun and enhuncemcnr o f spec!fic areas of environment:

            agreed as fnllows:
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                                           I. GENERAL

        Thc Parties shall cooperate   111 the   rield of cnvirunmcnt un (he basis of equality. reci-
procity and mutual beneht.




       The folluwing cnvironmrntal issucs are c~fprlnlary conccrn for thc Panies, for whlch
they shall collaborate on:

          I . Envirorlmentai protection in urban arc:ls:

          2. Conservation of riaturc ~ n natural rcsourccs:
                                         d
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       3. Protection of the atmosphere by c o m b a ~ l r ~ g
                                                          man-made czuses of climate chongc
   deplet~on the ozone layer:
:~nd        ut'




            5 . Protcctlon r,i   ihe mmnc -.nvrlonment   and ioastal a r c s :




            7. Prolec:!on of the ;uali!v o i jrinslng w:wr rcsuurcch:




        IU. Developmt.nt and usc ~ifcnvironment~ily
                                                 soclntl iechnolngies keeping in mind :hc
goal of sustclinabic devclupment;

         l I . Environmental monitorine methods. surveillance rechniques 2nd ininmation sys
terns;




         13. Consewaiion of bioiugical diversity.




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        1. Edch Party shall designate Coortiinator to rsnctl thc goals of this &llcrnnr:~nduni
o f L'nderstattding. Such dcsignatlun uili be formally ~rlmmuttlc:itctito the orher Party. Joint
meetings d : h c Cuordinators will be held each year ;iIternatcty in Turkcy and Irarl IU 1cv;cw
rhe on-going ~ n to facilitate future coli~burativeac:i.r.ltres.
                    d

         2. Ench Party shall provide cuclt ;~dministra~ive
                                                        rurangerIlcrlts ;is       it d c c n ~ s
                                                                                               ncscssar)'
 for its full and most cffectivc p i i c i p a l i o n in various :~ctivitieaof this blemornndorn ul-
 Understanding.

         3. Each p t shall benr fht cnsrq of its parrjcjp:~tionin the activities. unless otherwise
                  wy
 agreed.

        4. In accordance with their applicable laws and govemmcnl policies, the parties may
 call upon relevant national g u v e l a ~ i ~ e ~ Agcncics. academic insrt~utions2nd p r i v a r ~cecrnr~
                                                   sal
 that could assist in the implementation and furtherance of activities subjcct to this
 Memorandum of Understanding.
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         S. The panles shall cunsldcr                           ~
                                                f o l t o w ~ nfijnns or cuoperatlon. above    311.   for the
implementation of [his blernorandu~rl L'ndersrar~ding.
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         - Meetings lo discuss progarnmes and envtronmental policy ~ssucs;

         - Joint activlt~es mutually determlncd:
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         - Exchange     of technical personnel and of information on know-how. techniques and
techno logies;

         - Meetings of technical nature such as task teams, seminars. workshops, symposia md
conferences to address specific aspects of the cooperation, rhe organisation [,I'which is of
mutual benefit.


                                          IV. FTNAL PROVISIONS

         1. Nothing in this Memorandum of Understanding shall be snterprctcd to be prejudl-
cial to the existing rights and duties arising from agreements under international law.

         2. Activities under t h i ~
                                   Memorandum of Understanding shall           hp   whjccr   10h e i r   cnn-

formity with the programmes of the Parties and to the exlsting laws and legai prov~sionsin
each country. The Pmtrrles shall decide on the rnodalities of cooperation for each i c t i v ~ t y
                                                                                                 under
this Memnrandr~mnf l I n d ~ r < r a n d i n ~ mutual consent.
                                           by


          3. This Mernornndurn of Undcrstanding shall enter in10 force on ihc day followinp
the day which the Panies exchange the notes of ~nformationupon completing the ncccsiary
national formalities for the entry into force of this Me~aorandumOF Understanding. .This
Memorandum of Understanding shall remaln In force for five yc:lrs unless denounced by
ejther party.


          Done in Ankar? on 21 .December 1996 in two copics, in the Turkish. English and
 Persian languages all versions being cqually ~uthcntic. case of discrepancy bctween texts.
                                                       In
 thc Erlgllsl~[ex( will p ~ e v d i l .




           Un bellalt ot the

       Government of Turkey                                   Govcrr~ment the Islarn~cof Iran
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