The Purkayev-Muanko Pact, what is it about?
On November 26th, the Kliegmean MoFA and its Sallodesian counterpart announced that it has signed the Kliegmean-Sallodesian Pact of Mutual Assistance, or the Purkayev-Muanko Pact. It was signed by Artyom Purkayev, who is famous for being the President’s “Right-Hand Man”. It is obvious that this is an extension of the President’s Pro-Sallodesian Foreign Policy, with agreements on Sallodesian Naval bases in Calimorskiy Krai and Air bases in Kiryatsk Krai being made earlier this year. So We will dive into what Kliegme can get from the partnership with Sallodesia.
What can we Expect?
First of all, the most important and interesting part of the clause is the Mutual Defence Clause between the two nations. If Kliegme is invaded by a foreign power, Sallodesia is to join the conflict on Kliegme’s side, and vice versa. This is unique, as this is the first alliance Kliegme has made after its independence in 1963. It provides Kliegme with a stable ally with a strong military, economy, and culture.
Second, while it is too early to judge what effects it will have, it is clear the Free Trade Agreement in the pact will have effects on Kliegmean Economy. However, this is not the first time Kliegme has had a FTA with Sallodesia. We had one signed back in 2008, which granted Free trade in the areas of Electronics, Furniture, and Automobiles. This resulted in a $20 billion increase in annual bilateral trade, indicating that both countries benefited economically from lowering trade barriers in those areas. While the expansion into most sectors of the economy is new, experts expect that balance of trade will be improved in Kliegme’s favour.
Why was this pact signed?
The official reason for the pact, released from the Strelna by Press Secretary Karl Yakushin, is as follows.
“The Kliegmean-Sallodesian Pact of Mutual Assistance was signed due to the instability in Crabry and the rest of Pacifica. To protect Kliegmean Citizens and Kliegmean interests from the plentiful war, Kliegme will join forces with its strategical partner of Sallodesia. We hope this pact can turn the friendship of the 2 nations into a formidable shield to protect citizens of both nations, assuring peace and stability in the region.”