PROCLAMATION No. 242/2001
A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE
WHEREAS, Ethiopia is one of the parties to the ACPEU Partnership agreement signed in Cotonou, on the 23rd day of June 2000;
WHEREAS, it is stipulated in the Agreement that the Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date of deposit of the instruments of ratification of the Member States and of at least two-thirds of the ACP States;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives has ratified said Agreement at it session held on the 28th day of June, 2001;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Cotonou Agreement Ratification Proclamation No. 242/2001.”
2. Ratification of the Agreement
The ACP-EU Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou, on the 23rd day of June, 2000 is ratified.
3. Power of the Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation
The Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation is hereby empowered to implement the Cotonou Agreement.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 28th day of June 2001.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 28th day of June, 2001.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA