Forum for International Cooperation and Trade (FICT)

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AdzhatFlag.gif Adzhatia • Amargo flag.jpg Amargo • Flag-guelphia.png Guelphia • HarrawiFlag.gif Harrawi • Ilederomanheflag.gif Île de Romanhe • KaupelaneseFlag.gif Kaupelan • Kronenburgflag.gif Kronenburg
Vlag MAS.jpg Republic of MAS • Flagnwcrld.png New Courland • PannoniaFlag.gif Pannonia • TarmoryaFlag.png Tarmorya • VoskiaFlag.png Voskia • YuklandFlag.png Yukland • YutyramaFlag.png Yutyrama


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The international organisation Forum for International Cooperation and Trade (FICT) was founded on 25 June 2011 during a meeting of representatives of eight countries in Purikali, the capital of the kingdom of Kaupelan. FICT replaces FICTS. FICTS continued to exist during the ratification process of the 25 June 2011 Treaty of Purikali; it has however been terminated shortly thereafter.


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F.I.C.T.
International Organisation
Forum for International
Cooperation and Trade

Founded 2011 in Purikali

Treaties: 'Purikali Treaty', 'Ísðor Treaty',
Free Trade Agreement of Bizet.
Members: Adzhatia, Amargo, Guelphia,
Harrawi, Île de Romanhe, Kaupelan,
Kronenburg, Republic of MAS, New Courland,
Pannonia, Tarmorya, Voskia, Yukland, Yutyrama.
Secretary General: Natālija Mauriņa

History

The Forum for International Cooperation and Trade was officially founded on 25 June 2011, and was the result of the FICTS reform conference that was held before that between most of the countries of FICTS and a number of other countries. During the founding conference in Purikali, nine countries were present: Adzhatia, Kaupelan, Tarmorya, Yukland and Yutyrama, who were members of FICTS at that moment, as well as Dhram Phá, Harrawi, Khusqaikama and Kronenburg. The sixth FICTS-country, Tuvelau, didn't sign the Purikali Treaty and didn't become a member of FICT. Kronenburg, too, didn't sign the treaty and didn't become a member.

The ratification process of the Treaty of Purikali took the second half of 2011, Dhram Phá being the first (1 July) and Adzhatia (23 December) being the last countries to ratify. The Treaty entered into force however after ratification by Khusqaikama on 21 October. As Adzhatia hadn't ratified yet, the Ambassador of Dhram Phá, sSiôŋ Hau, became the first official Chairwoman of the Conference of Ambassadors, replacing transitional chairman Lowok Aralangit.

The first Council Meeting, held on 4 April 2012, became a disaster. Although the Ambassadors had carefully prepared the agenda, leaving only minor disagreements, these disagreements proved to be more 'major' than expected and the Budget proposals and budgeting system were fiercely debated in the Council. No compromise was reached and the Meeting ended without any further decision than the acceptance of Chimor as a member state.

After the summit, some countries announced that they intended to leave FICT and found a more intensive organisation instead. The member states that declared their allegiance to FICT decided to reform the Purikali Treaty; this became the Ísðor Treaty, which was approved on 26 June 2012 during a Council Meeting in Ísðor, the capital of Yukland. During the same meeting, Île de Romanhe and Voskia were accepted as new member states.

FICT continues to expand. Since June 2012 the following member states joined:

Purpose, scope, and limits of FICT

The member states of FICT are far apart, and seem to have little in common. They differ widely with regards to economic development, language, culture, history, political views and systems, and so forth. What they have in common, however, is that they are relatively small and unknown countries, and are overshadowed by much larger and more influential countries or economic blocks in their vicinity, which leads to a specific kind of economic problems that the member states of FICT largely share. The primary purpose of FICT, therefore, is to work together on overcoming these problems.

Through the exchange of industrial and technological knowledge and ideas, and through cooperating in the further development thereof, the member states of FICT hope to profit from each others' knowledge and strengths. Such scientific-industrial cooperation is also intended to promote the links between (applied) science and industry within countries and between scientists and companies in the various member states. Trade agreements and the organisation of trade fairs and conferences are intended to further promote and support the emergence of such an international network of cooperation of science and industry.

To bring the member states closer together, both to improve cooperation with regards to its primary goal, and as a goal in itself, FICT also intends to promote tourism, cultural exchange, and other forms of international cooperation and contact. In these respects too, the member states may be able to learn from each, and to contribute towards each others' growth. Furthermore, even if the economic impact of tourism from other FICT countries or trade with other FICT countries may always remain negligible, it is not zero, and through such reinforcement of international ties, they may have an important (indirect) effect on the improvement of international understanding and cooperation with regards to the primary purpose.

FICT has its scope and limits. Member states do not have much to gain from an organisation of small and uninfluential countries that are spread out all over the world and that have limited shared interests, and the member states are well aware of this. Baring exceptions, trade and tourism between FICT countries are negligible. They do not share political interests or political views. And also in other respects, they have little to gain from FICT aside from FICT's primary purpose as described above.

With these considerations in mind, the official purposes of FICT are phrased as follows in article 2 of the Purikali Treaty:

  • a) To facilitate trade agreements;
  • b) To exchange industrial and technological knowledge and ideas;
  • c) To cooperate on a scientific and technological level and to exchange knowledge through the organisation of scientific conferences and the establishment of international research institutes;
  • d) To promote tourism;
  • e) To improve the traffic of people through a visa agreement;
  • f) To exchange cultural knowledge and values.

During the FICT Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012, the Ísðor Treaty was however adopted as intended replacement of the Purikali Treaty. The article 2 of the Ísðor Treaty is phrased as follows:

  • a) To promote, by cooperative action and through Specialised Organisations as mentioned in article 28, the economic, social, and cultural development of the Members;
  • b) To facilitate trade agreements;
  • c) To promote tourism and to improve the traffic of people through a visa agreement.

Member states of FICT

country signed treaty 1 ratified treaty 1 signed treaty 2 ratified treaty 2 current ambassador since remarks
Adzhatia 25 June 2011 23 December 2011 28 June 2012 21 September 2012 Mr Saŭĺ Cħvĕŕiśek 1 October 2017
Amargo - - 7 May 2016 13 May 2016 Prof. Alexio Mateus 13 May 2016
Guelphia - - 4 May 2013 24 June 2013 Sir Thomas Johnson 4 July 2016
Harrawi - - 2 May 2015 4 June 2015 Ms Muwat Shonshuu Yusuuf 6 June 2015 Harrawi was already a member from 2011 to 2012
Île de Romanhe - - 28 June 2012 23 November 2012 Mr Thimard Bonamy 25 May 2016
Kaupelan 25 June 2011 18 July 2011 28 June 2012 13 August 2012 Mr Alwisyu Tanwahu 20 December 2016
Kronenburg - - 10 November 2019 t.b.d. Mr Johannes Oberlinga 11 November 2019
Republic of MAS - - 2 May 2015 26 june 2015 Mr Vijay Kuptar 17 January 2020
New Courland - - 2 May 2015 11 May 2015 Mr Archibald Gibbs 1 November 2020
Pannonia - - 7 May 2016 3 October 2016 Mr Nut Gagarin 3 October 2016
Tarmorya 25 June 2011 5 October 2011 28 June 2012 12 October 2012 Mr Zakaria Ismeghlah 26 June 2018
Voskia - - 28 June 2012 12 July 2012 Mr Tomas Ģoni 21 January 2017
Yukland 25 June 2011 5 September 2011 28 June 2012 31 July 2012 Ms Mæva Jœrðgarð 1 April 2019
Yutyrama 25 June 2011 4 November 2011 28 June 2012 17 September 2012 Ms Vicente Galvão Ribeiro 1 April 2021

Treaty 1 = the Treaty of Purikali; Treaty 2 = the Treaty of Ísðor

Possible member states of FICT

Currently there are no prospective member states of FICT.

Former member states of FICT

country signed treaty ratified treaty denounced treaty denunciation effective remarks
Chimor 4 April 2012 (see remarks) 1 June 2012 26 June 2012 Chimor never explicitly ratified the treaty, and never considered itself a 'real' member, because it was admitted as a
new member in the first, failed Council Meeting. Nevertheless, parliament formally denounced the treaty on 1 June.
Dhram Phá 25 June 2011 1 July 2011 (see remarks) 26 June 2012
(see remarks)
Dhram Phá decided to terminate its membership on 16 June, but did not formally denounce the Purikali treaty and
is not planning to do so formally either. The country considers the termination of its membership effective with the
signing (by the remaining FICT countries) of the Ísðor Treaty on 26 June.
Harrawi 25 June 2011 29 August 2011 25 June 2012 26 June 2012 Harrawi unilaterally suspended its membership already in April. Formal denunciation took place on 25 June.
The country joined FICT however again on 2 May 2015.
Khusqaikama 25 June 2011 21 October 2011 18 June 2012 26 June 2012
(see remarks)
Denunciation is effective immediate (18 June) in Khusqaian opinion and the country does not recognise any body's
authority to decide otherwise.

The dates mentioned in the column 'denunciation effective' represent the official confirmation/recognition by FICT itself. See the column 'remarks' for additional information.

Organisation

The FICT headquarters are located in the capital of Kaupelan, Purikali.

All member states are represented at the headquarters by means of an ambassador. These ambassadors meet in Conference whenever necessary; the conference prepares decisions.

The General Assembly consists of the heads of government or ministers of the member states. The General Assembly convenes at least annually and additionally whenever a majority of member states deems such necessary. All FICT decisions are made by the General Assembly.

List of Meetings of the General Assembly (1)

# date location details
1 4 April 2012 Dhram Ɖú (Dhram Phá) More information here.
2 26-28 June 2012 Ísðor (Yukland) More information here.
19 January 2013 Purikali (Kaupelan) Special G.A.; more information here.
3 4 May 2013 Ashtinok (Adzhatia) More information here.
4 3 May 2014 Port de Boiguehenneuc (Île de Romanhe) More information here.
5 2 May 2015 Kingsbury (Guelphia) More information here.
6 7 November 2015 Porto da Mata (Yutyrama) More information here
7 7 May 2016 Bizet (Republic of MAS) More information here
8 13 November 2016 Divis (Voskia) More information here
9 6 May 2017 Vítgarð (Yukland) More information here
10 19 November 2017 Porto Amargo (Amargo) More information here
11 12 May 2018 Louise Charlotte (New Courland) (2) More information here
12 11 November 2018 Oryaa (Harrawi) More information here
13 11 May 2019 Purikali (Kaupelan) More information here
14 10 November 2019 Kercei (Adzhatia) More information here
15 3 May 2020 held as video conference More information here
16 8 November 2020 Île de Romanhe More information here
17 May 2021 Guelphia More information to come
18 November 2021 Kronenburg More information to come

(1) Before 21 September 2012, the General Assembly was known as the Council.
(2) Originally, this summit was scheduled to be hosted by Tarmorya. Tarmorya withdrew however in March 2018 and the Conference of Ambassadors decided to move forward the rotational schedule by six months.

List of Secretaries General and Vice Secretaries General of the Conference

In alphabetical order of country names in English (not official state names), each ambassador serves a six month term as Secretary General of the Conference or Secretary General for short. The Secretary General and his or her secretariat are in charge of the management of the headquarters as well as the organisation of the conference and meetings of the council. One ambassador of the Conference originally served a six month term as Vice Secretary General of the Conference or Vice Secretary General for short, in reverse alphabetical order of country names in English; if it is an ambassador's turn to be both Secretary General and Vice Secretary General, the first takes precedence and the turn for Vice Secretary General will pass to the ambassador who comes next. The appointment procedure of the Vice Secretary General was changed on 8 November 2020: it was decided that as of 21 March 2021, the ambassador who is 'next in line' to become Secretary General, will serve as Vice Secretary General.

start term end term # secretary general country # vice-secretary general country
25 June 2011 21 October 2011 0 Lowok Aralangit transitional Kaupelan 0 N/A N/A
21 October 2011 21 April 2012 1 sSiôŋ Hau (f) Dhram Phá 1 Lilja Merkinðor (f) Yukland
21 April 2012 21 September 2012 2 Isèbel Mai Kurataata (f) Kaupelan 2 Charles Albert Filantuniz Tarmorya
21 September 2012 21 March 2013 3 Anatoĺ Bugănskie Adzhatia 3 José Mário Pessoa Yutyrama
21 March 2013 21 September 2013 4 Cyprien Mâchefer Île de Romanhe 4 Jana Gunnarssœn (f) Yukland
21 September 2013 21 March 2014 5 Aryanto Nuhusedim Kaupelan 5 Pēneupē Vavauzīc (f) Voskia
21 March 2014 21 September 2014 6 Mansour Agdiri Tarmorya 6 Aryanto Nuhusedim Kaupelan
21 September 2014 21 March 2015 7 Pēneupē Vavauzīc (f) Voskia 7 Cyprien Mâchefer Île de Romanhe
21 March 2015 21 September 2015 8 Jana Gunnarssœn (f) Yukland 8 The Lord Dequincy Guelphia
21 September 2015 21 March 2016 9 Roberta de Bragança (f) Yutyrama 9 Anatoĺ Bugănskie Adzhatia
21 March 2016 21 September 2016 (3) Anatoĺ Bugănskie Adzhatia 10 Roberta de Bragança (f) Yutyrama
21 September 2016 21 March 2017 10 Alexio Mateus Amargo (4) Jana Gunnarssœn (f) Yukland
21 March 2017 21 September 2017 11 Sir Thomas Johnson Guelphia 11 Tomas Ģoni Voskia
21 September 2017 21 March 2018 12 Muwat Shonshuu Yusuuf (f) Harrawi 12 Yesib Borzalle Tarmorya
21 March 2018 21 September 2018 13 Thimard Bonamy Île de Romanhe 13 Nut Gagarin Pannonia
21 September 2018 21 March 2019 14 Alwisyu Tanwahu Kaupelan 14 Natālija Mauriņa (f) New Courland
21 March 2019 21 September 2019 15 Haseena Begum (f) Republic of MAS 15 Alwisyu Tanwahu Kaupelan
21 September 2019 21 March 2020 16 Natālija Mauriņa (f) New Courland 16 Thimard Bonamy Île de Romanhe
21 March 2020 21 September 2020 17 Nut Gagarin Pannonia 17 Muwat Shonshuu Yusuuf (f) Harrawi
21 September 2020 21 March 2021 18 Zakaria Ismeghlah Tarmorya 18 Sir Thomas Johnson Guelphia
21 March 2021 21 September 2021 Voskia Yukland
21 September 2021 21 March 2022 Yukland Yutyrama
21 March 2022 21 September 2022 Yutyrama Adzhatia
21 September 2022 21 March 2023 Adzhatia Amargo

Before 21 September 2012, the Secretary General of the Conference was known as Chairman of the Conference and the Vice-Secretary General of the Conference was known as the Vice-Chairman of the Conference.

Program-Budget

The FICT Budget, officially Program-Budget of the Forum for International Cooperation and Trade is the yearly budget of FICT and is adopted by the Council.

Institutes and Funds

The following institutes and funds were approved by the FICT Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012:

The following institute was approved by the FICT General Assembly of May 6, 2017:

Proposed Funds and Institutes

The following were all proposed at the FICT Council Meeting of April 4, 2012, but never adopted.

(Additionally, the FICT Support Fund (FSF) is a virtual fund that only exist for budgeting purposes.)

Abolished Funds and Institutes

The following was approved at the FICT Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012, but abolished at the FICT General Assembly of May 4, 2013.

Events

FICT Games

FICT Games are regularly hosted sporting events between the member states of FICT. The number and the nature of the sports that are offered at FICT Games, may vary, depending on the capabilities of the host country.

FICT Games 2013 - Yutyrama

FICT Games 2015 - Île de Romanhe

FICT Games 2017 - Kaupelan

FICT Games 2019 - Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran

FICT Games 2021 - Adzhatia

FICT Fairs

FICT Fairs are exhibitions organised by member states of FICT (individually or in cooperation with other member states, at their own initiative and at a moment chosen by that/those member state(s)), which are recognised by FICT as a fair that is in the interest of FICT, after which the latter (and/or the appropriate FICT Secretariat, depending on the theme of the fair) will facilitate the fair's accessibility to all member states and can perhaps contribute to part of the fair's financing, if required. FICT Fairs can have any social, cultural, scientific or economic theme that is in the interest of FICT.

Prizes

During the 14th General Assembly on 10 November 2019 two FICT prizes were created:

  1. The Lowok Aralangit Prize for the promotion of general activities for the benefit of cooperation between FICT member states;
  2. The FICT Green Prize for the promotion of environmental solutions.

The prizes will be awarded annually by committees consisting of the combined ministers of culture (Lowok Aralangit Prize) and the environment (Green Prize).

Treaties

Embassies of FICT member states

Links and Further Information