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Department of Defense, "Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (Supplement)," September 15, 2015
On November 10, 2014, the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China signed the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (herinafter referred to as "Memorandum"). The Memorandum was jointly announced by President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping on November 12, 2014.
The Memorandum states that the content of related annexes may be modified and additional annexes may be added upon mutual consent, and both Sides decided to add the following content to the annexes of the Memorandum:
- Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air-to-Air Encounters, to be listed as Annex III to the Memorandum (see Enclosure 1)
- Newly Added Terms of Reference for Air-to-Air Encounters for Inclusion in Annex 1 of the Memorandum (see Enclosure 2)
This Memorandum supplement was signed at Beijing and Washington on September 15 and 18, 2015 in duplicated texts in both English and Chinese.
To see the details of the supplement, please look at the attached PDF file.
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