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Treaty of Citadel Excalbia

Article 1 - Independence of the Union of Ajuba

a. The Holy Empire of Excalbia recognizes the Union of Ajuba as a free and independent state effective the 2nd of November in the Year of Our Lord 1958.
b. The Union of Ajuba shall be considered a successor state and party to all treaties currently in force between the Holy Empire of Excalbia and any other foreign state.
c. The metropolitan area of the City of New Excalbia is hereby ceded to the Holy Empire of Excalbia and shall be an Overseas Territory of the Holy Empire.

Article 2 - Compact of Free Association

a. The Holy Empire of Excalbia and the Union of Ajuba affirm their common respect for human rights and rule of law, their shared history and their mutual interest in preserving their common peace and security.
b. To this end, the Union of Ajuba and the Holy Empire of Excalbia hereby enter into a Compact of Free Association.

Article 3 - Political Relationship Under the Compact

a. The Emperor of the Holy Empire of Excalbia shall continue as the Head of State and Sovereign of the Union of Ajuba.
b. The Emperor shall continue to appoint an Imperial Governor to serve as his personal representative in the Union of Ajuba.
c. The current Constitution of the Union of Ajuba, amended as necessary by this Treaty, shall remain in force.
d. The parties affirm their mutual respect for human rights and to that end, the civil and political rights mutually guaranteed in the existing Excalbian and Ajuban Constitutions shall not be abridged by either party.
e. In third countries where one State is lacking in diplomatic or consular representation the other shall provide full representation and consular services for both States.
f. As the Emperor serves as Head of State of both parties, the Imperial Government of Excalbia and the Union Government of Ajuba shall appoint High Commissioners as their representatives to each other.
g. Governments of both States shall undertake regular consultations to harmonize their foreign relations.
h. Neither Government shall seek a declaration of war, enter into an agreement with any party or parties considered hostile by the other without due consultation and approval of the Emperor.
i. Both States commit to mutual defense and the mutual protection of their territorial integrity. To further their mutual defense, the States shall conduct regular exchanges of military personnel and joint training.
j. Both States commit to the mutual protection of shipping and vessels in international waters.
Legal acts, including criminal warrants, shall be given full faith and credit by the other. Neither State shall deny extradition for crimes committed in the other pursuant to a valid warrant.
k. Citizens of both States shall have the right of abode and free immigration in the other. Both States shall recognize the dual nationality of those individuals possessing citizenship in both States.

Article 4 - Economic Relationship Under the Compact

a. The Union of Ajuba shall use the Imperial Sov as its national currency.
b. The Union of Ajuba shall be entitled to representation on the Board of Governors of the Imperial Bank of Excalbia.
c. The Holy Empire of Excalbia shall provide credits at concessionary rates, no greater than that charged to local governments within the Holy Empire, for infrastructural projects in the Union of Ajuba.
d. Neither State shall impose tariffs, duties or regulatory restrictions on the other, except for such goods that may be illegal on the domestic market.
e. Neither State shall impose any restrictions on investment or commercial enterprise by citizens of the other.
f. Both States commit to the elimination of dual taxation of expatriate and dual national individuals and entities.
g. No individual entitled to retirement of social security benefits by one State shall not be denied those benefits on the basis of residence in the other State.

Article 5 - Ratification

This Treaty shall enter into effect upon its ratification by the Imperial Senate of the Holy Empire of Excalbia and the Union Senate of the Union of Ajuba.

The Union of Ajuba

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