Framework Participation Agreement (Fpa)

This framework paves the way for strengthening Vietnam`s role in the established international mechanism for world peace and security and strengthens its cooperation with United Nations peacekeeping agencies. The agreement provides for regular consultations between Brussels and Hanoi on security and defence issues, to enable Vietnam to improve access to EU training and capacity-building activities and to improve information exchange in the framework of missions and operations of the Common Security and Defence Policy (PSDC). In view of this agreement, Vietnamese personnel and troops will be able to contribute to the EU`s civilian and crisis management operations by strengthening military cooperation and exchanges not only between Vietnam and the EU, but also with EU Member States. The VPA also creates the conditions for other ASEAN members, who are already close economic partners to the EU – such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines – to follow Vietnam`s lead and extend the scope of their bilateral cooperation with the EU to the area of security. 2. In the event of death, injury, loss or damage to individuals or corporations originating in the state (s) in which the transaction is carried out, the Republic of Korea pays, according to your liability, compensation under the terms of the applicable status of the Article 3 Mission Agreement, paragraph 1. It also paves the way for Vietnam`s participation in humanitarian crisis management activities, based on the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter and international law, the main principle of which is the right to choose the areas and levels of participation that can be taken into account based on its partner`s external policies, requirements and capabilities. 4. The Republic of Korea is responsible for the participation of its staff in requests to participate in a crisis management operation carried out by the European Union and is responsible for taking measures, including judicial or disciplinary measures, against its staff, in accordance with its laws and regulations. 6.

The Republic of Korea may at any time withdraw from all or part of its participation in a crisis management operation carried out by the European Union, either at the request of the Union or as a result of consultations between the parties. Such an agreement should be without prejudice to the Union`s decision-making autonomy and does not prejudge the Decision of the Republic of Korea to participate in a crisis management operation carried out by the Union in accordance with its legal system. 1. The status of personnel seconded in a civilian crisis management operation by the Union and/or the armed forces that contributed to a military crisis management operation carried out by the European Union by the Republic of Korea is in line with the agreement on the status of armed forces/missions, if concluded, between the Union and the State or State in which the operation is being carried out.