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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.”

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THE GAMBIA

Aviation: Security

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Banjul September 14 and 15, 1992;
Entered into force September 15, 1992.

(1) TIAS 11910

The American Embassy to the Gambian Ministry of External Affairs

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The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia and has the honor of noting that civil air transport relations between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of The Gambia are conducted on the basis of comity and reciprocity; that the United States of America and The Republic of The Gambia are parties to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, opened for signature at Chicago on 7 July 1944;" and reaffirming, in accordance with their rights and obligations under international law, that their obligation to protect, in their mutual relationship, the security of civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference is an integral part of their civil air transport relations.

I have the honor to propose the following agreement on aviation security between The Government of The United States of America and The Government of The Republic of The Gambia (“The Contracting Parties”):

(A) The contracting parties in particular shall act in conformity with the aviation security provisions of the Convention on Offences and certain other acts committed on board aircraft, signed at Tokyo on 14 September 1963, the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft signed at The Hague on 16 December 1970 and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, signed at Montreal on 23 September 1971.2

(B) The contracting parties shall provide upon request all necessary assistance to each other to prevent acts of unlawful seizure of civil aircraft and other unlawful acts against the safety of such aircraft, their passengers and crew, airports and air navigation facilities, and any other threat to the security of civil aviation.

(C) The contracting parties shall, in their mutual relations, act in conformity with the applicable aviation security provisions established by the International Civil Aviation Organization and designated as annexes to the Convention on

| TIAS 1591; 61 Stat. 1180. 2 TIAS 6768, 7192, 7570; 20 UST 2941; 22 UST 1641; 24 UST 564.

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