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Where nations come together and discuss matters of varying degrees of importance. [In character]

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:37 am

The Emperor leaned forward, studying the papers seemingly, though it was in truth Prince Anakele who read it. The Emperor had but one good eye left, but even though it remained bright with action and intellect, that did not mean he stilled possessed the great vision of his youth.

“An agreement that discusses free trade, cultural exchange would be acceptable and welcomed by the Celestial Empire,” said the emperor. “The granting of visa free travel agreement between Deritains and Arcanians in one another’s countries would ease movement between the two. I suggest the codifying of commercial and freight air routes, and opening up terminals for Celestial Airlines. A program of educational study abroad exchange programs too would go far to connecting our people culturally.”

The question of a free trade agreement largely excited the Emperor, though he kept a cool mask. As the Empire was massive in both size and population, it in many regards was able to maintain a high level of internal trade, and for the reigns of previous generations had been effectively forced to, developing vast agricultural farms in the fertile plains of the north, while the densely populated coastline had industrialized and Aukusa City turned into a services hub. Still, there had been stagnation and shrinkage over the last forty years due to isolationist policies.

Reopening to the wider continent would allow for the economy to rapidly gain millions of new customers and expand the economy.

“In regards to a free trade agreement, the Celestial Empire is open to it, and would like to include in it allowance for Deritain investment in the construction, architecture, telecom, finance, distribution, health care, environmental protection, tourism, transportation, research and development, and IT education sectors in Arcania.”

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:30 am

The Prime Minister listened carefully to what the emperor was saying, giving careful consideration to what the man was saying, the look on his face one of serious thought and consideration.

"Wonderful, thankfully, Parliament has already given a yes vote on the motion, so all that is left is for it to be signed." he paused, and then said "However, there are some things that do need to be settled, especially in regards to criminal situations. Given that this agreement will allow free travel and commerce between our nations, it is an inevitability that at some point a law will be broken, either knowingly or unknowingly, by a citizen of the other while traveling to or doing business in a signatory nation, and to prevent those incidents from becoming a widespread problem, there will need to be a system in place to deal with these incidents in as swift and decisive a manner as possible without being cruel and inhumane, especially given that some of the visitors and businessmen from the celestial empire are bound to be of higher status, a system that simply does not exist here in the republic, here the law is applied evenly, and fairly regardless of status or wealth, which may cause issues for some of those of a more privileged status in the Celestial Empire, however, simply throwing them in an Arcanian jail would also have a high chance of causing an international incident, so there needs to be some sort of middle ground regarding the treatment of criminals and terrorists."

He presented another piece of paper, similarly detailed, and spoke "First of all would be extradition, the Federal Republic will be simple and honest, if any criminal from one country flees to the other, an extradition request would be able to be made, with full cooperation between respective national and local law enforcement agencies, and said national agencies properly educated in the laws of the other, to help prevent misunderstandings as much as possible."

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:01 pm

The Emperor nodded as he listened along to the prime minister’s points of the handling of those who might commit crimes abroad— indeed it was an inevitability with people moving about, whether intentional or unintentional.

“While the aristocracy of the empire do not whole the power they once enjoyed, there are those who still believe in certain privileges belonging to those their station. In many of these cases however the law is the law,” the Emperor said firmly. “It matters not…” the emperor took a pause before aiding, “but Imperial Law does set aside some exceptions. Those of us with Imperial blood and the Volonte name can not be seen as… simply any other person.”

The Emperor grimaced as he spoke the words. It was an awkward topic. The Emperor was very much a liberal— even a radical in the eyes of many, but even he supported the fundamental principle upon which his nation was built. Imperial blood was the inherit right to rule. Aristocrats were a class yes, but they were not ordained in their blood, not as the Imperials were. Emperor Andeja III had proven as much when he had wiped out most of the nobility during his reign.

“An extradition treaty is acceptable,” the Emperor said, “on the condition of too caveats. The first, that any members of the Imperial Family— that is the children and grandchildren of an emperor, be granted diplomatic immunity- subject to deportation should their crimes be serious. The second, that extradition be waived for those Deritain citizens with proven bloodline descent from Emperor Askia— a number of which there are less than two hundred or so individuals. In all other cases, extradition would apply in the case of crimes committed and the accused fleeing to one another’s nation with one another’s cooperation.”

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Thu Mar 14, 2024 5:50 pm

The Prime Minister nodded, and said "That is understandable, and it is an accommodation that can be made"

He thought carefully, and then spoke again "It is settled then in regard to the Extradition Treaty, that should be about all, unless there is something else that the Celestial Empire would like to add to the agreement."

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:18 am

The Emperor too thought carefully over the terms of the agreement, and confident in having covered all that would be of pressing interest of the government and his nobles, that is those most likely to think to raise issue, he shook his head.

“That is all in regards to the terms of the Extradition Treaty on the part of the empire.”

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:57 pm

The Prime minister gave a nod, and after grabbing another piece of paper, presented it, and spoke again.

"Very well, we also have an interest in an educational exchange program, however we understand that it will take time for trust to form to allow for a full blown agreement of the type, so instead, it was decided to offer a more limited exchange for the time being, essentially to act as a trial phase to see how things go, to allow for an assessment after the first group of exchange students finish their period in the exchange program to see what the results were, and from there a decision can be made on whether to expand the program or not. "

The Prime Minister took another piece of paper, which was a full documentation of a selected Arcania University, along with all of the courses and facilities available to it, and placed it on the table, the list was extensive, including full astronomy, marine biology, and technological science wings, and multiple practical skills courses and economical and political science courses.

"If desired, this can be put off until a later date, so an answer is not required at this time, in fact I encourage careful consideration of the matter within a desired time frame."

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:27 pm

The Emperor and the Prince looked over the document in regards to a local university of Arcania. At this the Prince produced a similar document— as the topic of education exchanges has been one well prepared and considered before hand. It was detailed in its assessment of the famous Ezikwizalo University, the most prestigious in the Empire. It included both it many courses: political science, engineering, architecture, business economics, medicine and the liberal arts, along with it noted alumni, which included several kings, a queen and an emperor, as well as successful government officials within the empire.

“Ezikwizalo has long served as a touching point connecting foreign students to the rich history and culture of Deritain academia, though admittedly for only a select few of the upper echelons. A short exchange program, perhaps to take place in a summer semester period would indeed perhaps serve best a testing waters for each of our respective students. On the condition that part of the prerequisites are language studies, as to aid communication.”

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:34 pm

The Prime Minister nodded, before speaking "Within the Federal Republic, Foreign language courses are already a required line of education well before a student reaches the point of attending a university, that prerequisite is not a problem, it would simply be an extension of an already existing requirement within our country."

There were other topics that he would also like to bring up, but he had been forced to relent by parliament, the many house charimen and women had settled on these matters for the moment, while they were open to cooperation, they were still cautious about jumping into things too quickly. The Prime Minister thought over things carefully, reading everything to make sure he had not missed anything, before nodding as much to himself as to the Emperor and Prince, and spoke again.

"Very well, then outside of the topics brought forward and discussed so far, is there anything else that the Celestial Empire would like to discuss here that has not already been covered by these agreements. My ability to actually agree will vary depending on what the request is, so bear in mind that I may not be able to give an immediate answer to some requests, as some may require additional discussion and a vote from Parliament depending on their nature, and i cannot make any promises that they will be accepted in parliament."
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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:16 pm

The Emperor considered this, rubbing his chin and his graying beard as he did so. There was much he knew that could have been added to the conversation, but just as equally so he knew that it was never wise to too boldly embrace another. That they had come to such favorable agreements and that all the wants of the Celestial Empire in regards to economics and education had been a triumph.

“There is one more matter I’d wish to discuss. The formal sending an embassy to here, in the Federal Republic, to be headed by an Imperial Envoy. Such an chancery would be greatly appreciated in its finding of Suveria, as well as the permission to renovate and construct as to create an representation of the finery of Imperial architecture as well as service as a place for hosting meetings and cross cultural events.”

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:23 pm

The Prime Minister thought about it carefully, and gave a nod before speaking.

"It should not be an issue, It wont be a problem getting it approved by Parliament."

The Prime Minister thought through everything again, double and triple checking again to make sure, before pulling a pen out of his suit pocket, and signing the documents that required his signature, writing in a deliberate, almost artistic fashion as he did so, before offering the pen to the Emperor and saying "I Hope that this will only be the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the Federal Republic and the Celestial Empire."

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:42 pm

The Emperor took up the pen in his own hand and said, “I am certain that it shall be,” the old man said with seriousness and confidence. This was his first major foreign policy move since he had ascended to the throne and it was one that was distinctly him— which is to say distinctly different from those of his predecessors. One he was certain that was made for the good of the Celestial Empire.

The Emperor thus signed, his signature bold, strong and surprisingly simple for a monarch. His was a name already written large across the history books, and so too it was done so here, on this treaty.

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Postby Planetary Union of Arcania » Sat Mar 16, 2024 6:23 am

The Prime Minister smiled, his face and body visibly taking a more relaxed stance, and he spoke again.

"Excellent" He took the files, and put them in a folder, and then took out another set, these ones were unsigned and were not meant to be.

"Here are extra copies of each document I had made, for the Celestial Empire to keep on their side, and with that, I believe that officially concludes these talks, while we are here, if there is any other diplomatic matters you wish to discuss here, now is as good a time as any to speak on them."

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Postby Kingdom of Derita » Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:44 pm

“The Empire would request to have copies of the signed versions as well for our official archives,” Prince Anakele said as he gathered up the unsigned copies of the documents.

“Indeed,” the Emperor said, “the Amagorha must have their records. But save that I concur that this shall conclude our business for now. And marks the beginning I believe of a long term friendship between our two nations.”

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