Eu Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement

1. Without prejudice to the relevant provisions of the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, this agreement and the measures taken under this agreement do not affect the power of the Member States of the Union to conclude bilateral cooperation or, if necessary, to conclude bilateral agreements and cooperation agreements with Afghanistan. This agreement does not interfere with the implementation or implementation of commitments made by a party in its dealings with third parties. The aim of the agreement, as described in Article 2, type and scope, is to create a partnership between the parties, based on a multi-teaching approach, in order to strengthen dialogue and cooperation. 3. If necessary, without prejudice to other forms of cooperation, the contracting parties enter into protocols relating to customs cooperation and mutual assistance within the institutional framework defined in this agreement. 1. The main objectives of development cooperation are the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (and possibly subsequent development measures), the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and integration into the world economy, with particular attention to the most vulnerable elements of society. The parties recognize that their cooperation is essential to address the challenges of Afghanistan`s development and that the establishment of institutions should be an integral part of it. 2. The parties welcome and reaffirm their support for the Istanbul process as an important initiative to promote political cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours, including confidence-building measures adopted at the Ministerial Conference in the Heart of Asia held in Kabul on 14 June 2012. The EU supports Afghanistan`s efforts to effectively implement confidence-building and other regional commitments.

The Afghan government has concluded a Partnership and Development Cooperation Agreement (CAPD) with the European Union (EU), which contains the first formal contractual framework for cooperation between the two companies. 2. Therefore, the parties agree to cooperate in international for a to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery through full compliance and implementation at the national level of their obligations under the treaties and multilateral conventions on disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as other multilaterally negotiated international agreements and obligations. They agree that this provision is an essential part of this agreement.