My Lord Chancellor
Honourable Representatives in Frenzy
I come before you with a treaty. After a long time and many hours of negotiations with the Constancians, our two governments have agreed to a treaty of perpetual friendship.
In short, this treaty is based on the Alexandrian-Natopian treaty, with some slight differences. We will become allies with Constancia and have an open and free movement for goods, services and workers.
I naturally ask that we ratify this agreement!
I will happily answer any questions that any representative may have.
Pact of Perpetual Friendship between the Kingdom of Constancia and the Bovic Empire of the Natopian Nation.
Their Majesties the Basileus and Basileusa of Constancia and His Most Bovic Majesty the Emperor of the Natopians, equally desirous to bring the relationship between their States closer to each other, have respectively appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, for Their Majesties the Basileus and Basileusa of Constancia, His Majesty Peter, Basileus of Constancia, and for His Most Bovic Majesty the Emperor of the Natopians, Her Majesty The Timeless Shadow, Queen of Leng, Grand Chamberlain of the Court of the Calm Waters, who after having exchanged their full powers, and after full and mature discussion of the respective interests, have agreed as follows:
ARTICLE ONE: MUTUAL DEFENCE
1. The Kingdom of Constancia and the Bovic Empire of the Natopian Nation agree that an armed attack against one of them shall be considered an attack against both of them and consequently they agree that, if such an attack occurs, both of them will assist the State so attacked by taking such actions as it seems necessary, including the use of armed force, so to restore and maintain the security and to restore peace.
2. This article shall not be interpreted to include attacks on a State stemming from that State’s decision to go into war or logistical support of a warring party in any conflict.
ARTICLE TWO: MARITIME BORDERS
1. The maritime borders between the States shall be governed with the provisions of the Micras Treaty Organization's Convention on the Laws of the Seas.
ARTICLE THREE: FREE TRADE AND TRANSIT
1. No systems of burdensome tariffs, taxes, searches, or regulations will be applied to goods or services produced or bought in one State and exported or sold in the other State.
2. Internal laws regarding prohibition of certain goods or products are not affected by this treaty and the States retain the right to refuse banned goods and products.
3. Transit passage is permitted only for private and commercial vessels registered to the States through the reserve zones and territorial waters solely for the purpose of continuous and expeditious travel between one part of the international waters or reserve zone and another.
4. Military vessels from one State are barred from the other State’s reserve zones and territorial waters without prior authorization.
ARTICLE FOUR: FREE MOVEMENT OF CITIZENS
1. Each State shall in its own territory allow the citizens of the other State the right to take on residency, work and study without let or hindrance in accordance with their respective laws.
2. Each State may deport a citizen of the other State only if such person has been found guilty in a native court of law of a crime, if such person is by a court of law deemed a reasonable threat to the peace, or if such person is deemed by the Executive to be an agent of the government of the other State and has engaged in espionage.
3. In criminal proceedings, a court of law in one State may request to a court of law in the other to extradite any person resident in or citizen of that first State if that resident or citizen has been indicted for a crime. Such request shall be granted unless it is obvious that the alleged crime is political in nature.
4. In criminal proceedings, a court of law in one State may request to a court of law in the other to extradite any person resident in that second State if that person has been indicted for a crime. Such request shall be granted only if agreed by the governments of the two State.
ARTICLE FIVE: INFRASTRUCTURE COOPERATION
The two States undertake to cooperate on all questions of infrastructure and movement which may affect both of them. They will consult with one another on all matters of infrastructural importance.
ARTICLE SIX: FULL FAITH AND CREDIT
Each State gives to the other full faith and credit to all public acts, records, contracts and judicial proceedings in the field of civil law, including records and documents on marriage, property, titles, death and inheritance, in as much as any act, record, document, contract, proceeding is done according to the law. Executive agreement between the governments of the States may provide for the manner that any act, record, document, contract or proceeding from one contracting party may be validated in the other.
ARTICLE SEVEN: OTHER TREATIES
1. This Pact does not absolve either State of any of its obligations under any other treaty.
2. Each State solemnly affirm that none of its current treaty obligations with other States and Powers are in conflict with this Pact.
ARTICLE EIGHT: FINAL PROVISIONS
This Pact enters force upon the exchange of ratifications which shall occur in the city of Vey as soon as possible.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Pact.
Done at Vey, this 17 March 2016, corresponding to the 19 Friedeber 1634.
FOR THEIR MAJESTIES THE BASILEUS AND BASILEUSA OF CONSTANCIA:
By the Basileus signed with Our Own Hand,
FOR HIS MOST BOVIC MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF THE NATOPIANS:
Η ΑΕΙΓΕΝΗΣ ΗΛΥΓΗ