OPERATIONAL MATTERS AND EXERCISE PLANNING
IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ON DEFENSE COOPERATION
Pursuant to the Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Regarding the Status of Their Forces, signed in London on June 19, 1951 (hereinafter “NATO SOFA”), and the “Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States of America on Defense Cooperation”, signed in Sofia on April 28, 2006 (hereafter “the Agreement”), the Executive Agents agree as follows:
1.The Executive Agents acknowledge the importance of Operational Matters and Exercise Planning for United States forces in the Republic of Bulgaria. The Executive Agents share the goal of ensuring proper procedures are in place protecting United States and Bulgarian interests with regard to these activities.
2.The Executive Agents agree that issues, concerns, or disagreements associated with activities spoken to in this Implementing Arrangement that cannot be resolved at a lower level shall be a matter for consultation by the Joint Commission.
3.The Joint Commission shall oversee implementation of this Implementing Arrangement.
4.This Implementing Arrangement, and all of its annexes, may be amended in writing at any time, with the mutual consent of the Executive Agents. Amendments will be authenticated in writing by both Executive Agents.
5.This Implementing Arrangement shall enter into force upon signature by both Executive Agents and remain in force unless terminated upon one year’s written notice from one Executive Agent to the other. In any event, this Implementing Arrangement shall terminate on the date the Agreement terminates, should that occur.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized, have signed this Implementing Arrangement.
DONE in Sofia, this 28th day of February 2008, in duplicate, in the Bulgarian and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE BULGARIAN
FOR THE UNITED STATES