TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13160
Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Panama July 3 and 10, 2001
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.”
Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Panama July 3 and 10, 2001;
Entered into force July 10, 2001.
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the
Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Panama and has the honor to refer
to recent discussions between representatives of the two Governments regarding the
status of United States personnel, who may be temporarily present in Panama in
connection with binational missions for technical cooperation and/or security.
For the purposes of such missions, "United States personnel" means United
States military personnel and/or civilian personnel. The term "military personnel"
refers to military members of the United State Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air
Force, and Coast Guard. The term "civilian personnel" refers to individuals who are
neither nationals of nor ordinarily resident in Panama and who are employed by the
United States Armed Forces.
The Embassy of the United States of America proposes that this note and the
Ministry's reply thereto shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments
regarding the definition of United States personnel who may participate in such
missions and that this agreement shall be in effect as of the date of the Ministry's
Embassy of the United States of America,
Panama, July 3, 2001.