FICT General Assembly of May 2, 2015
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.
- 1 Agenda
- 2 Participants
- 3 Decisions
- 4 Notes and comments
- 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
- Opening and welcome
- Approval of the agenda
- Admission of new member states:
- Change of the Ísðor Treaty
- Review of the free trade agreement
- Rescheduling of the II Second FICT Games
- Any other business.
- Scheduling of the next General Assembly
- 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."
- Adzhatia: prime minister Eigĕń Hameen and foreign minister Demitrieź Fŭĺgan
- Guelphia: prime minister Matthew Jones and foreign minister Colin Perrott
- Île de Romanhe: president Aristide Faroz-Zaran and prime minister Guillaume Keztil-Surt
- Kaupelan: prime minister Sindi Wisnumatan and foreign minister Elisbet Yemsawa
- Tarmorya: president Abdelkarim Darmqran and foreign minister Didier Basqri
- Voskia: prime minister Luçia Apavia and foreign minister Hasan Aliçka
- Yukland: prime minister Rœslin Óstfjœrd and foreign minister Gabrjæl Kristjanssœn
- Yutyrama: president Francisco "Chico" Matos Oiampi and foreign minister Jerônimo Ramalho
- Dhram Phá: secretary of foreign affairs NUÂ Lau and special secretary of international cooperation LIÂŊ Xuô-Xuô (f)
- Harrawi: prime minister Ashon Pary and foreign minister Muwat Shonshuu Yusuuf (f) This may change if by any chance the new government is approved before 2 May (following the elections in March), but that seems unlikely
- Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran: president Muhammad Nuruddin and prime minister Oliver Keridavian
- New Courland: prime minister Luis Lavalleja and foreign minister Andrejs Berķis
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.