FICT General Assembly of May 2, 2015

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The fifth General Assembly of the Forum for International Cooperation and Trade (FICT) is the forthcoming meeting of that body, due to be held on 2 May, 2015. The meeting will take place in the Main Reading Room of the National Library in Kingsbury. Kingsbury was chosen by the Assembly at the previous meeting held in Port de Boiguehenneuc on 3 May, 2014.

Agenda

Pre-meeting agenda

  • Participants will be welcomed at Kingsbury Airport by the Prime Minister, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and their spouses. The welcome will include the Band of the City of Kingsbury Regiment playing the national anthem of Guelphia and the participant nations, followed by a 21-gun salute from the Royal Horse Battery.
  • Participants will be received at Kingsbury Palace by HM The King, HRH The Princess Consort, HRH The Lord High Steward, and other members of the Royal Family. Following this, each member shall have a private audience with His Majesty for 15-30 minutes.
  • Bilateral meetings with the participant and the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet of Guelphia will occur in the days preceding the GA at Parliament House.

General Assembly agenda

  1. Opening and welcome
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Admission of new member states:
    1. Aronphei
    2. Dhram Phá
    3. Harrawi
    4. Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran
    5. New Courland
  4. Change of the Ísðor Treaty
  5. Review of the free trade agreement
  6. Rescheduling of the II Second FICT Games
  7. Any other business.
  8. Scheduling of the next General Assembly
  9. Closing of the meeting

Change of the Ísðor Treaty

Article 32: "The General Assembly shall convene annually during the period determined by the rules of procedure and at a place selected in accordance with the principle of rotation. At each regular session the date and place of the next regular session shall be determined, in accordance with the rules of procedure.

If for any reason the General Assembly cannot be held at the place chosen, it shall meet at the Office of the Secretary General of the Conference of Ambassadors, unless one of the Member States should make a timely offer of a site in its territory, in which case the General Assembly may agree that it will meet in that place."

will be changed to

"The General Assembly shall convene twice a year during the period determined by the rules of procedure and at a place selected in accordance with the principle of rotation. At each regular session the date and place of the next regular session shall be determined, in accordance with the rules of procedure. If for any reason the General Assembly cannot be held at the place chosen, it shall meet at the Office of the Secretary General of the Conference of Ambassadors, unless one of the Member States should make a timely offer of a site in its territory, in which case the General Assembly may agree that it will meet in that place."

Participants

Full members

Prospective members

Decisions

Admission of new member states

  • Dhram Phá - rejected: 6 members voted against (Guelphia, Île de Romanhe, Kaupelan, Voskia, Yukland and Yutyrama); 1 voted in favour (Adzhatia) and 1 abstained (Tarmorya).
  • Harrawi - admitted: all 8 members voted in favour.
  • Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran - admitted: 7 members voted in favour (Adzhatia, Guelphia, Île de Romanhe, Kaupelan, Tarmorya, Voskia and Yutyrama); 1 abstained (Yukland).
  • New Courland - admitted: all 8 members voted in favour.

Change of the Ísðor Treaty

Member states voted a change in the Ísðor Treaty regarding the frequency of the General Assemblies of the organisation. All member states were favourable and approved two meetings a year, one each half year.

Review the Free trade agreement

A proposal was discussed to eliminate the exclusions – unprocessed agricultural and unprocessed fishery products – in the FICT Free Trade Agreement (FFTA). Proposal was not clear especially regarding opt-outs for a period of time and will be reviewed by the Conference of Ambassadors and discussed in the next General Assembly.

Rescheduling of the Second FICT Games

Île de Romanhe applied to host the next FICT Games. Previous candidates Voskia and Kaupelan withdrew their applications. All member states approved IR as the host. The Games will be played in December 2015.

Scheduling of the next General Assembly

All the member states agreed Yutyrama to be the host of the next General Assembly on November 7, 2015.

Notes and comments

Council Meetings and General Assemblies of FICT
1. Council Meeting of April 4, 2012 (Dhram Ɖú) · 2. Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012 (Ísðor) · Special General Assembly of January 19, 2013 (Purikali) · 3. General Assembly of May 4, 2013 (Ashtinok) · 4. General Assembly of May 3, 2014 (Port de Boiguehenneuc) · 5. General Assembly of May 2, 2015 (Kingsbury) · 6. General Assembly of November 7, 2015 (Porto da Mata) · 7. General Assembly of May 7, 2016 (Bizet) · 8. General Assembly of November 5, 2016 (Divis)