Consular contract

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A consular contract is a bilateral agreement under international law in which the states involved jointly determine the admission, privileges, exemptions and functional rights of the consular posts to be exchanged. Consular agreements are concluded on the basis of reciprocity and equitable interests between the contracting states. They serve to establish and maintain direct diplomatic and other international relations. The consular provisions on settlement, trade, transport, mutual assistance agreements or other bilateral agreements are laid down in consular contracts .

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