Gabonaise Treaty Series — [2018] VTS 1

Currently in force

Entry into force: 19 June 2017

Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between the Principality of Gabon and the Republic of Bloom

Her Majesty The Queen of the Principality of Gabon and the Honourable the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bloom

NOTING that the Contracting Parties have previously established strong and substantive diplomatic relations on the basis of mutual respect and interest;

RECOGNISING that a strong relationship between the Principality of Gabon and the Republic of Bloom is of significant national interest for both nations;

SEEKING to deepen the links of and anchor the Contracting Parties’ bilateral relationship and cooperation on international matters;

CONVINCED that the further comprehensive development of the Contracting Parties’ bilateral relationship would promote progress and prosperity in both states and the region as a whole;

BEING ANIMATED by a sincere desire to consolidate the friendship and good relations which exist between the Contracting Parties;

PLEDGING their commitment to deepening ties based on respect for each other, international norms and each other’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and respective political systems;

COMMITTING to enhancing mutual trust and understanding, to strengthening the bilateral relationship and to contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region;

SEEKING to impart a long term commitment to their multifaceted bilateral relations and to actively develop them in political, development, economic, trade, scientific, technological, cultural and other fields in the years ahead;

DESIROUS of concluding a Treaty of Friendship and Alliance with this object and with the object of strengthening the contribution which each of the Contracting Parties will be able to make to the maintenance of international peace and security;

Have accordingly appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

Her Majesty the Queen of the Principality of Gabon: Ourself

The Honourable the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bloom: The Secretary of the Foreign Office, Warlord97

Who, having exhibited their full powers found in good and due form, have agreed as follows—

Article 1

Everlasting Peace and Friendship

There shall be everlasting peace and friendship between the two Contracting Parties who will strive to maintain and strengthen the cordial relations existing between the people of their respective countries.

Article 2

Friendship and Close Alliance

  1. There shall be peace and friendship and a close alliance between the Contracting Parties in consecration of their cordial understanding and their good relations.

  2. Each of the Contracting Parties undertakes not to adopt in regard to foreign countries an attitude which is inconsistent with the alliance or which might create difficulties for the other party thereto.

  3. The Contracting Parties stress the need to exchange views and develop joint approaches to issues of common concern, and agree to hold regular consultations at political as well as technical level.

Article 3

General Principles

  1. This Treaty, based on mutual understanding and long term trust between the Contracting Parties, envisages the elevation of the multifaceted ties between the two countries to higher levels, both in the bilateral field and in the international arena.

  2. The Strategic Partnership between the Contracting Parties is based upon the principles of sovereignty, equality and territorial integrity of States, non-interference in their internal affairs, mutual respect and mutual benefit.

  3. The Strategic Partnership between the Contracting Parties is not directed against any other State or group of States.

Article 4

Freedom of Navigation

A citizen of either Contracting Party may enter the territory of the other Contracting Party and remain on that territory indefinitely unless that citizen is under sentence for an offence against the other Contracting Party’s laws or commits an offence against the other Contracting Party’s laws other than trespass to public areas or the like.

Article 5

Collective Security

  1. Should either Contracting Party become engaged in war or armed conflict, the other Contracting Party will immediately come to the first Contracting Party’s aid as a measure of collective defence and shall undertake to protect the first Contracting Party as best it can.

  2. In the event of an imminent menace of hostilities involving either of the Contracting Parties they will immediately concert together the necessary measures of defence.

Article 6

Common Interest

The Contracting Parties recognise that it is in their common interest to provide for their mutual defence and to ensure that their countries are in a position to play their part in the maintenance of international peace and security.

Article 7

Modifications of Treaty

This treaty may be modified by the express consent of both Contracting Parties provided the modifications are made in writing.

Article 8

Differences in Application or Interpretation

Should any difference arise relative to the application or interpretation of the present Treaty and should the Contracting Parties fail to settle such difference by direct negotiations, it shall be referred to the Mayor of Mount Augusta unless the parties agree to another mode of settlement.

In witness whereof the above-named Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Treaty and affixed thereto their Seals.

Done in duplicate at Balmoral this twentieth day of June, 2018, in the English language.