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Memorandum on the mutual establishment of liaison offices

In the framework of the Interim accord signed in New York on September 13, 1995, delegations of the Party of the First Part and the Party of the second Part to the above-mentioned Accord met in Athens on October 18, 19 and 20, 1995, and in a spirit of goo d will and constructive atmosphere agreed on the following arrangements, without prejudice to their respective positions in regard to the name of the Party of the Second Part:

The Liaison Offices shall be established in a coordinated manner in the capitals of the Parties of the two Parts by the end of the year.



  1. Establishment of the Liaison Office of the Party of the Second Part in Athens.

    • a) In case the Liaison Office is established in an apartment: At the building's entrance, there will be placed an inscription bearing the provisional designation by which the Party of the second Part is referred to in the UN Security Council Resolution 817/93. At the bottom corner of the inscription there will be an indication that it was placed by a third party. In the building's entrance hall an inscription "LIAISON OFFICE" will be placed, displaying also the emblem and the flag of the Party of the Second Part and indicating the floor on which the office is accommodated. The entrance of the apartment, for security reasons and in order to facilitate the access to the Liaison Office, will be covered by a special plain unmarked protective glass construct ion with its door, as it is the practice with other diplomatic missions. On the front side of the main door inside or on the wall beside this door, there will be an inscription bearing a name which the Party of the First Part does not recognize. It is understood that the flag and the emblem will be displayed from the apartment.

    • b) In case the Liaison Office is established in a private house (villa): Just beside the entrance of the garden fence there will be placed an inscription bearing the provisional designation by which the Party of the second Part is referred to in the UN Security Council Resolution 817/93. At the bottom corner of the inscription there will be an indication that it was placed by a third Party. On the garden fence there will be placed an inscription "LIAISON OFFICE", displaying also the emblem and the flag of the Party of the Second Part. The entrance of the house, for security reasons and in order to facilitate the access to the Liaison Office, will be covered by a special plain unmarked protective glass construction with its door, as it is the practice with other diplomatic missions. On the front side of the main door inside or on the wall beside this door, there will be an inscription bearing a name which the Party of the First Part does not recognize. It is understood that the flag and the emblem will be displayed from the house.

    The above-mentioned shall also apply to the residence of the Head of the Liaison Office in Athens, as well as to all sections, departments or offices of the Liaison Office.

  2. Establishment of the Liaison Office of the Party of the First Part in Skopje.

    The Liaison Office will be established at the premises of the ex-Consulate General of the Party of the First Part in Skopje. The inscriptions bearing the name of the Party of the First Part, the emblems and the flags displayed will follow the existing practice.

  3. Title of the Head of Mission in Athens and in Skopje - personnel.

    Both Parties agreed that the Head of Mission will bear the title "HEAD OF THE LIAISON OFFICE". As far as the number of the personnel is concerned, it was agreed that it should be sufficient as to enable the two offices to carry out their duties. The number of the personnel will be determined in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

  4. Immunities and Privileges.

    Normal diplomatic immunities and privileges will be granted in accordance with International Law (the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on consular Relations) and customs, on the basis of reciprocity.

  5. Assistance to the Party of the Second Part.

    If so requested, the Party of the First Part shall assist the Party of the Second Part in the search for an appropriate location in Athens for the establishment of its Liaison Office.

    In case any difficulty arises over the practical implementation of the above articles, the Parties will deliberate with a view to reaching an appropriate solution.

    Done in Athens on October 20, 1995, in two original copies in English.

    Dimitrios Kypraios                     Ljupco Arsovski
    Ambassador                             Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Party of the First Part                Party of the Second Part
    
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