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Document 22003D0404

2003/404/EC: Decision No 1/2003 of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers of 16 May 2003 regarding the accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement

OJ L 141, 7.6.2003, p. 25–25 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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22003D0404

2003/404/EC: Decision No 1/2003 of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers of 16 May 2003 regarding the accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement

Official Journal L 141 , 07/06/2003 P. 0025 - 0025


Decision No 1/2003 of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers

of 16 May 2003

regarding the accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement

(2003/404/EC)

THE ACP-EC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS,

Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, and in particular Article 94(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The Democratic Republic of Timor Leste has presented a request for accession to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, in accordance with Article 94(1) thereof.

(2) Timor Leste fulfils the conditions for membership provided for in Article 94(1) of the Agreement and its request for accession should be approved,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement is hereby approved.

Article 2

The participation of Timor Leste in the Agreement is subject to the temporary special arrangement that Timor Leste only benefits from the Community's financial assistance to the ACP States provided under Article 3(b) (support for regional cooperation and integration) of the current Financial Protocol in Annex I to the Agreement for the period of 2000-2005.

Article 3

Annex VI, Articles 1 and 5 of the Agreement shall be amended by adding Timor Leste to the lists of Least-developed ACP States and of Island ACP States.

Article 4

The accession of Timor Leste to the Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date of deposit of its act of accession.

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2003.

For the ACP-EC Council of Ministers

The President

Serge Rialuth Vohor

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