Text - Resolution of Ratification: Senate Consideration of Treaty Document 110-20All Information (Except Treaty Text)

As approved:

Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein),

Section 1. Senate Advice and Consent Subject to a Declaration and a Condition.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic

Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Albania, adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008,

and signed that day on behalf of the United States of America (the "Protocol") (Treaty Doc. 110-

20), subject to the declaration of section 2 and the condition of section 3.

Section 2. Declaration

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

declaration:

(a) Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty provides that Parties may, by unanimous agreement,

invite any other European State in a position to further the principles of the North Atlantic Treaty

and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty,

and thus become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ("NATO").

(b) The Bucharest Summit Declaration, issued by the Heads of States and Governments

participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on April 3, 2008, states

that NATO welcomes Ukraine's and Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in

NATO. The Bucharest Summit Declaration additionally states that it was "agreed today that

these countries will become members of NATO."

(c) The Senate declares that it is important that NATO keep its door open to all European

democracies willing and able to assume the responsibilities and obligations of membership.



Section 3. Condition

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

condition:

Presidential Certification

Prior to the deposit of the instrument of ratification, the President shall certify to the Senate as

follows:

1. The inclusion of the Republic of Albania in NATO will not have the effect of increasing

the overall percentage share of the United States in the common budgets of NATO; and



2. The inclusion of the Republic of Albania in NATO does not detract from the ability of the

United States to meet or to fund its military requirements outside the North Atlantic area.





Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein),

Section 1. Senate Advice and Consent Subject to a Declaration and a Condition.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic

Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia, adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008,

and signed that day on behalf of the United States of America (the "Protocol") (Treaty Doc. 110-

20), subject to the declaration of section 2 and the condition of section 3.

Section 2. Declaration

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

declaration:

(a) Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty provides that Parties may, by unanimous agreement,

invite any other European State in a position to further the principles of the North Atlantic Treaty

and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty,

and thus become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ("NATO").

(b) The Bucharest Summit Declaration, issued by the Heads of States and Governments

participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on April 3, 2008, states

that NATO welcomes Ukraine's and Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in

NATO. The Bucharest Summit Declaration additionally states that it was "agreed today that

these countries will become members of NATO."

(c) The Senate declares that it is important that NATO keep its door open to all European

democracies willing and able to assume the responsibilities and obligations of membership.



Section 3. Condition

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

condition:

Presidential Certification

Prior to the deposit of the instrument of ratification, the President shall certify to the Senate as

follows:

1. The inclusion of the Republic of Croatia in NATO will not have the effect of increasing

the overall percentage share of the United States in the common budgets of NATO; and



2. The inclusion of the Republic of Croatia in NATO does not detract from the ability of the

United States to meet or to fund its military requirements outside the North Atlantic area.