On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, EUCLID Under-Secretary-General Robin van Puyenbroeck and CAR Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles Armel Doubane officially signed a supplemental headquarters protocol which expands and clarifies the privileges and immunities of EUCLID in the country.
The Protocol builds on the original HQ agreement signed in March 2011 and provides specific provisions for:
- tax exemptions
- staff immunity
- issuance of Apostille (international authentication certificate under the Hague convention) on degrees
- issuance of non-passport travel documents (organizational Laissez Passer).
During the lunch following the signature, the two officials discussed EUCLID progress and activities globally, including the imminent establishment of EUCLID France (in Montpellier) in 2019.