1.Signed on February 12, 1999;
Entered into force on February 12, 1999.
The National Science Council in Taipei and the Ministry of Educ-
ation and Science in Vilnius with a view to promoting scientific
cooperation and further strengthening the close and friendly re-
lations between the two countries, have agreed as follows:
1.Meetings at the ministerial level of the two parties shall ta-
ke place at either side periodically as mutually agreed. This
periodically meeting serves primarily to establish the bilate-
ral cooperation projects, symposia, workshops and exhibitions.
It also serves to set up mutual promotion programs for young
2.Details regarding joint research projects, especially their f-
inancial distribution and the share of their results shall be
discussed and decided upon on individual basis. To enhance co-
operation, both parties shall exchange infonnation relevant to
their research programs at the national level.
3.Both parties shall promote the exchange of scieritists. The s-
ending party shall nominate candidates for the exchange of vi-
sits to the receiving party. The duration of visits shall be
determined by mutual agreement between the two parties from c-
ase to case.
4.For the exchange of scientists, the sending party shall pay t-
he costs for international transportation, the receiving party
shall provide living expenses. The receiving party shall also
provide support for research-related domestic travels within
the receiving country, as will as for medical insurance accor-
ding to its valid internal regulations in case of sudden illn-
ess or injluy.
5.This agreement shall come into force upon signature. It shall
remain to be valid until either party notifies the other of i-
ts intention to terminate the agreement, in case of which any
existing exchange activity shall be brought to an orderly con-
clusion. Such a notification shall be made at least six months
in advance of the termination of the agreement.
Done in Taipei on February 12, 1999 in two original copies in t-
he English language, both texts being equally valid and authori-
For the National Science For the Ministry of Education
Council and Science
Professor Jenn-Tai HWANG Komelijus PLATELIS