JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 23

DIPLOMATIC OFFICIALS MEETING AND ACCOMPANYING
INSPECTORS, MONITORS, AND AIRCREW MEMBERS AT POINTS OF ENTRY

 

The Government of the United States of America, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,

In accordance with the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,

To improve the viability and effectiveness of the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Inspection Protocol,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

1. Paragraph 2 of Section V of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provisions:

    "2. As soon as an airplane lands, diplomatic officials of each Party whose citizens are among the inspectors, monitors, and aircrew members arriving at the point of entry shall meet:

      (a) the inspection team or monitors, and aircrew members arriving at the point of entry on an inspection airplane; or

      (b) the inspection team or monitors arriving at the point of entry on an airplane making a regularly scheduled commercial flight.

Such diplomatic officials may accompany inspectors and monitors only during the stay of the inspectors and monitors at the point of entry, but may accompany the aircrew members throughout the in-country period."

2. Paragraph 3 of Section V of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provisions:

    "3. An inspection airplane arriving at the San Francisco point of entry shall land at Travis Air Force Base. No more than two diplomatic officials of the Party that provided the notification of the inspection in accordance with Section III of this Protocol and no more than one diplomatic official of each other Party whose citizens are among the inspectors, monitors, and aircrew members arriving at the point of entry shall be permitted to enter Travis Air Force Base for the purpose of meeting inspectors, monitors, and aircrew members arriving there. For that purpose, no less than four hours prior to the estimated time of arrival of such an airplane at Travis Air Force Base, the embassy or consular post of which such diplomatic officials are members shall transmit to the Department of State of the United States of America in Washington, D.C., by telephone, the names of the diplomatic officials involved and the registration number of the vehicle involved. The diplomatic officials so identified shall be granted access to the base no less than 30 minutes prior to the estimated time of arrival of such airplane."

3. Paragraph 4 of Section V of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provisions:

    "4. The inspected Party shall provide, or arrange for providing transportation to Travis Air Force Base of inspection teams and monitors that arrive at San Francisco International Airport on airplanes making regularly scheduled commercial flights. In such cases, no more than two diplomatic officials of the Party that provided the notification of the inspection in accordance with Section III of this Protocol and no more than one diplomatic official of each other Party whose citizens are among the inspectors and monitors arriving at the point of entry shall be permitted to accompany such inspection teams or such monitors onto Travis Air Force Base. No less than two hours prior to the estimated time of arrival of the inspection team or monitors at San Francisco International Airport, the embassy or consular post of which such diplomatic officials are members shall transmit to the Department of State of the United States of America in Washington, D.C., by telephone, the names of the diplomatic officials involved and the registration number of the vehicle involved, for the purpose of providing the diplomatic officials so identified access to Travis Air Force Base in order to accompany inspection teams or monitors."

Article Two

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of entry into force of the Treaty, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.

DONE at Geneva on November 3, 1994, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Steven Steiner

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
Andrey Sannikov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Kairtay Zhanbatyrov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Mikhail Strel'tsov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE:
Konstantin Hrishchenko

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