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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12959

 

 

DEFENSE

Joint Defense Facility at Pine Gap

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and AUSTRALIA


Extending the Agreement of December 9, 1966,
As Amended and Extended

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Signed at Canberra June 4, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

Defense: Joint Defense Facility at Pine Gap

Agreement extending the agreement of
December 9, 1966, as amended and extended.
Effected by exchange of notes
Signed at Canberra June 4, 1998;
Entered into force August 18, 2000.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Canberra, June 4, 1998
No. 67
Excellency:
I have the honor to refer to your note dated 4 June 1998
which reads as follows:
"I refer to the Agreement between the Government of
Australia and the Government of the United States of
America relating to the Establishment of a Joint Defence
Facility at Pine Gap done at Canberra on 9 December 1966,
as amended and extended (hereinafter "the Agreement").
"The Government of Australia proposes that the
Agreement be extended for a period of ten years from 16
November 1998 and thereafter remain in force until
terminated. The Government of Australia further proposes
that after this extension has been in force for a period of
seven years, either Government may at any time notify the
other in writing that it desires to terminate the Agreement
in which event the Agreement shall terminate three years
after such notice has been given.
"If the foregoing proposals are acceptable to the
Government of the United States, I have the honor to
propose that this Note and your confirmatory reply thereto
shall together constitute an Agreement between our two
Governments concerning this matter which shall enter into
force on the date that the Government of Australia notifies
the Government of the United States of America that all
domestic procedures as are necessary to give effect to this
Agreement in Australia have been satisfied."
The Honorable
Alexander Downer, M.P.,
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Parliament House,
Canberra.
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I have the honor to confirm that the Government of the
United States of America accepts the proposals contained in
your Note and that your Note and this reply shall constitute an
Agreement between our two Governments concerning this matter
which shall enter into force on the date that the Government of
Australia notifies the Government of the United States of
America that all domestic procedures as are necessary to give
effect to this Agreement in Australia have been satisfied.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest
consideration.
THE HON ALEXANDER DOWNER MP MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PARLIAMENT HOUSE
CANBERRA ACT 2600
4 June 1998
Her Excellency Mrs Genta Holmes
Ambassador
Embassy of the United States of America
YARRALUMLA ACT 2600
Madam,
I refer to the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of
the United States of America relating to the Establishment of a Joint Defence Facility at
Pine Gap, done at Canberra on 9 December 1966, as amended and extended (hereinafter
"the Agreement").
The Government of Australia proposes that the Agreement be extended for a period of
ten years from 16 November 1998 and thereafter remain in force until terminated. The
Government of Australia further proposes that after this extension has been in force for
a period of seven years, either Government may at any time notify the other in writing
that it desires to terminate the Agreement in which event the Agreement shall terminate
three years after such notice has been given.
If the foregoing proposals are acceptable to the Government of the United States, I have
the honour to propose that this Note and your confirmatory reply thereto shall together
constitute an Agreement between our two Governments concerning this matter which
shall enter into force on the date that the Government of Australia notifies the
Government of the United States of America that all domestic procedures as are
necessary to give effect to this Agreement in Australia have been satisfied.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
ALEXANDER DOWNER



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