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1968

DRAFT ARGENTINIAN-BRAZILIAN AGREEMENT IN THE FIELD OF PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

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    Draft of a nuclear cooperation agreement between Argentina and Brazil, very likely the same one given by Brazilian authorities to the Argentinian National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) mission during the latter’s visit to Brazil in March 1968.
    "Draft Argentinian-Brazilian Agreement in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy," 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained and translated by Fundação Getúlio Vargas. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116879
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PRELIMINARY DRAFT AGREEMENT BETWEEN ARGENTINA

AND BRAZIL IN THE FIELD OF THE PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

The governments of the Argentine Republic and of the Republic of Brazil , with the common purpose of rendering one another technical assistance and the broadest cooperation to promote the development of the peaceful applications of nuclear energy in their respective territories, within the spirit of friendship that characterizes the relations between both countries;

Considering that the signature of an agreement to that effect would formalize and strengthen the ties of collaboration that Argentina and Brazil have already established in this field;

Considering further that this would serve the purpose of serving the Inter- American community inspired by the action of the Inter-American Nuclear Energy Commission of which both countries are a part;

 Have agreed as follows;

Article 1 – To provide to each other the broadest possible assistance and collaboration in all fields of the peaceful applications of nuclear energy.

Article 2 – To task the respective national atomic energy commissions with the negotiation of a complementary and direct convention between them, encompassing the following areas:

  1. Nuclear raw materials in the fields of prospection, exploration, processing and nuclear purification;
  2. Radiological safety and protection;
  3. Exchange of personnel and information;
  4. Exchange and reciprocal use of nuclear equipment, facilities and raw materials;
  5. Studies of reactors, manufacture of fuel elements and production of nuclear energy;
  6. Basic and applied research;
  7. Coordination of activities with regard to the responsibility of both nations before international and regional organizations of atomic energy.

Article 3 – None of the provisions of this agreement may affect the legislation in force in the two countries or the obligations emanating from international treaties.

Article 4 – The present agreement will have duration of ten years.

In witness whereof the representative whose signature as appear below have subscribed the present Agreement in two equally authentic copies.

Completed in Buenos Aires on ….  ……… nineteen hundred sixty eight.

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