1. Without prejudice to the privileges, immunities, and other benefits provided above, it is the duty of all persons enjoying privileges, immunities, and benefits under this Article to respect the laws and regulations of Ukraine.

  2. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to derogate from privileges, immunities, and other benefits granted to personnel described in paragraphs (A) to (D) under other agreements.

ARTICLE XIII

Any state desiring to become Party to this Agreement shall notify the Governing Board through the Executive Director. The Governing Board shall provide such a state with certified copies of this Agreement through the Executive Director. Upon approval by the Governing Board, that state shall be permitted to accede to this Agreement. In the event that a state or states of the Former Soviet Union accede to this Agreement, that state or those states shall comply with the obligations undertaken by the Government of Ukraine in Articles VIII, IX(C), and X-XII.

ARTICLE XIV

Although nothing in this Agreement limits the rights of the Parties to pursue projects without resort to the Center, the Parties shall make their best efforts to use the Center when pursuing projects of character and objectives appropriate to the Center.

ARTICLE XV
  1. This Agreement shall be subject to review by the Parties two years after entry into force. This review shall take into account the financial commitments and payments of the Parties.

  2. This Agreement may be amended at any time by written agreement of all the Parties.

  3. Any Party may withdraw at any time from this Agreement six months after written notification to the other Parties.

ARTICLE XVI

Any question or dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this Agreement shall be the subject of consultation between the Parties.

ARTICLE XVII

With a view to financing projects as soon as possible, the Signatories shall establish necessary interim procedures until the adoption of the statute by the Governing Board. These shall include, in particular, the appointment of an Executive Director and necessary staff and the establishment of procedures for the submission, review, and approval of projects.

ARTICLE XVIII
  1. Each Signatory shall notify the others through diplomatic channels that it has completed all internal procedures necessary to be bound by this Agreement.

  2. This Agreement shall enter into force upon the thirtieth (30th) day after the date of the last notification described in paragraph (A).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.

DONE at KIEV, on 25 October, 1993, in a single original, in the English, French, and Ukrainian languages, each text being equally authentic.



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