PROCLAMATION NO. 55/1996 THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF AUSTRIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN TO THE FOURTH LOME CONVENTION


PROCLAMATION NO. 55/1996
A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF AUSTRIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN TO THE FOURTH LOME CONVENTION
WHEREAS, Austria, Finland and Sweden became Member States of the European Union on January 1, 1995;
WHEREAS, Ethiopia is one of the parties to the Protocol, on the accession of the aforementioned three States Countries to the Fourth Lome Convention, signed in Mauritius on December 8, 1995 between African, Caribbean and Pacific States, on the one hand, and Member States of the European Union, on the other;
WHEREAS, the Protocol enters into force subject to ratification by the signatory States;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified said Protocol at its session held on the 17th day of December, 1996;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub-Articles (1) and (12) of the Constitution, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the "Ratification of the Protocol on the Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden to the Fourth Lome Convention Proclamation No. 55/1996.
2. Ratification of the Protocol
The Protocol on the Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden to the Fourth Lome Convention signed in Mauritius on December 8, 1995 between ACP States and Member States of the European Union is ratified.
3. Power of the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation
The Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation is hereby empowered to implement the Protocol.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 17th day of December, 1996.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 17th day of December, 1996.

NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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