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2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 141/25

DECISION No 1/2003 OF THE ACP-EC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS


of 16 May 2003
regarding the accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to the ACP-EC Partnership
Agreement

(2003/404/EC)

THE ACP-EC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, Article 2


The participation of Timor Leste in the Agreement is subject to
Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in the temporary special arrangement that Timor Leste only bene-
Cotonou on 23 June 2000, and in particular Article 94(1) fits from the Community's financial assistance to the ACP States
thereof, provided under Article 3(b) (support for regional cooperation
and integration) of the current Financial Protocol in Annex I to
Whereas: the Agreement for the period of 2000-2005.

(1) The Democratic Republic of Timor Leste has presented a Article 3


request for accession to the ACP-EC Partnership Agree-
ment, in accordance with Article 94(1) thereof. Annex VI, Articles 1 and 5 of the Agreement shall be amended
by adding Timor Leste to the lists of Least-developed ACP
States and of Island ACP States.
(2) Timor Leste fulfils the conditions for membership
provided for in Article 94(1) of the Agreement and its
request for accession should be approved, Article 4
The accession of Timor Leste to the Agreement shall enter into
force on the first day of the second month following the date
of deposit of its act of accession.
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Done at Brussels, 16 May 2003.


Article 1
For the ACP-EC Council of Ministers
The accession of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste to The President
the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement is hereby approved. Serge RIALUTH VOHOR