On Cooperation between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Australia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia and the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Cuba ("the Parties").
- Interested in further developing the relations of friendship and cooperation between
- Observing the principles of the United Nations Charter and the rule of international
- In the interest of developing practical measures to enhance cooperation and mutual
contacts between the Parties,
Have reached the following understandings:
Both Parties will enhance political consultations through visits, where possible, by respective
Ministers of Foreign Affairs to each other’s country and through meetings and consultations
by Deputy Ministers and other senior officials on issues of common interest. The dates,
venues and agendas of these visits, meetings and consultations will be settled through
The Parties will, directly or through their diplomatic missions, inform each other about
important domestic and foreign policy issues relating to their respective countries.
The diplomatic missions of the Parties in third countries will intensify their mutual contacts
and exchange of information.
The Permanent Representatives of both Parties to the United Nations Organization, as well as
to other international organizations, will maintain regular contact and, if need be, consult on
issues of common interest.
In accordance with their international obligations, the Parties will facilitate the activities of the diplomatic mission of the other Party aimed at developing bilateral relations and fostering mutual understanding between both countries.
The Parties will explore opportunities for enhanced cooperation and exchanges between each
country in fields of mutual interest such as science, culture, sport and commerce, as well as
the development, as appropriate, of further arrangements to support such activities.
Both Parties will bear their own travel expenses for visits, meetings and consultations by their
officials in the implementation of this Memorandum.
This Memorandum of Understanding will come into effect on the date of its signature and it
will have a duration of two years. It will be renewed automatically for the same period unless
either Party gives notice in writing of its intention to terminate the Memorandum. Such
termination would take effect three months after the receipt of the notice in writing.
Signed in duplicate in ................on the ...............................day of ................ in the year 2009
in English and Spanish, with both texts being equally valid.
For the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia
For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba