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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13058

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and ETHIOPIA

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Addis Ababa August 31 and
September 2, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

ETHIOPIA

Employment

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Addis Ababa August 31 and
September 2, 1999;
Entered into force September 2, 1999.

No. 311
The Embassy of the United Sates of America
presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
and has the honor to propose that our Governments
conclude a bilateral work agreement for dependents of
officials serving in our respective countries.
The Embassy of the United States of America.
proposes to the Government of Ethiopia that, on a
reciprocal basis, dependents of employees of the
United States Government assigned to official duty in
Ethiopia and dependents of employees of the Government
of Ethiopia assigned to official duty in the United
States be authorized to be employed in the receiving
country.
For the purpose of this agreement, "dependents"
shall included: spouses; unmarried dependent children
under 21 years of age; unmarried dependent children
under 23 years of age who are in full-time attendance
as students at a post-secondary educational
institution; and unmarried children who are physically
or mentally disabled.
For the purposes of this agreement, it is
understood that employees assigned to official duty
includes diplomatic agents, consular officers, and
members of the support staffs assigned to diplomatic
missions, consular offices and missions to
international organizations.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in
the United States, an official request must be made by
the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington to the office of
protocol in the Department of State. Upon
verification that the person is a dependent of an
official employee of the Government Ethiopia, the
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Ethiopian Embassy will be informed by the Government
of the United States that the dependent has permission
to accept employment.
In the case of dependents of employees who seek
employment in Ethiopia, an official request must be
made by the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa to
the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which,
after verification, shall then inform the United
States Embassy that the dependent may accept
employment.
The United States Government and the Government
of Ethiopia confirm that dependents who obtain
employment under this agreement and who have immunity
from the jurisdiction of the receiving country in
accordance with Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on
Diplomatic Relations or in accordance with the
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the
United Nations, or any other applicable international
agreement, enjoy no immunity from civil and
administrative jurisdiction with respect to matters
arising out of such employment. Such dependents are
also liable for payment of income and social security
taxes on any remuneration received as a result of
employment in the receiving state. Dependents
continue to enjoy all other privileges and immunities
to which they are entitled.
The Department of State further proposes that, if
these provisions are acceptable to the Government of
Ethiopia, this note and the Government of Ethiopia's
reply concurring therein shall constitute an agreement
between our two Governments which shall enter into
force on the date of that reply note. This agreement
shall remain in force until ninety days after the date
of the written notification from either Government to
the other of intention to terminate.
The Embassy of the United States of America
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic
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Republic of Ethiopia the assurances of its highest
consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America
Addis Ababa, August 31, 1999.
0 2 SEP 1999
Date
No. EMA1-1/9/12/99

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of
Ethiopia presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of
America and has the honour to accept the latter's proposal that the two
Governments conclude a bilateral work agreement for dependents of
officials serving in the two respective countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of
Ethiopia accepts the proposal of the Government of the United States of
America that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of employees of the
Ethiopian Government assigned to official duty in United States and
dependents of employees of the Government of United States assigned to
official duty in Ethiopia be authorized to be employed in the receiving
country.
For the purpose of this agreement, "dependents" shall included: spouses;
unmarried dependent children under 21 years of age; unmarried dependent
children under 23 years of age who are in full-time attendance as students at
a post-secondary educational institution; and unmarried children who are
physically or mentally disabled.
For the purposes of this agreement, it is understood that employees assigned
to official duty includes diplomatic agents, consular officers, and members
of the support staffs assigned to diplomatic missions, consular offices and
missions to international organizations.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in the United Sates, an
official request must be made by the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington to
the office of protocol in the Department of State. Up on verification that the
person is a dependent of an official employee of the Government of

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Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Embassy will be informed by the Government of the
United Sates that the dependent has permission to accept employment.
In the case of dependents of employees who seek employment in Ethiopia,
an official request must be made by the United States Embassy in Addis
Ababa to the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which, after
verification, shall then inform the United States Embassy that the dependent
may accept employment.
The United States Government and the Government of Ethiopia confirm
that dependent who obtain employment under this agreement and who have
immunity from the jurisdiction of the receiving country in accordance with
Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or in
accordance with the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the
United Nations, or any other applicable international agreement, enjoy no
immunity from civil and administrative jurisdiction with respect to matters
arising our to such employment. Such dependents are also liable for
payment of income and social security taxes on any remuneration received
as a result of employment in the receiving state. Dependents continue to
enjoy all other privileges and immunities to which they are entitled.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs further accepts the proposal of the
Department of State that, the proposal of the Government of the United
States of America and this acceptance note of the Government of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concurring therein shall constitute
an agreement between the two Governments which shall enter into force on
the date of this reply note. This agreement shall remain in force until ninety
days after the date of the written notification from either Government to the
other of intention to terminate.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of
Ethiopia avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy the United
States of America the assurances of its highest consideration.

Embassy of the United States of America
Addis Ababa



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