RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
 ON THE CO-OPERATION OF THE BALTIC STATES IN THE EXPLORATION OF                 
                         THE BALTIC SEA                                         
                                                                                
     The Baltic Assembly                                                        
     taking  into   consideration  that   adequate   and   timely               
information about  the environment  provided by  the  environment               
science forms the basis of environmental protection,                            
     regarding that co-operation in the exploration of the sea is               
advantageous for  each of  the three  Baltic States both from the               
scientific and the economic point of view,                                      
     recommends to  the  governments  of  all  the  three  Baltic               
States:                                                                         
     1) to sign a trilateral agreement on the co-operation in the               
exploration of the Baltic Sea;                                                  
     2) to  appoint a  Baltic Sea  Exploration Commission  and to               
assign it  a task  of working  out and  managing the  Baltic  sea               
exploration programme;                                                          
     3) beginning  with 1997,  to implement  a joint programme on               
the exploration of the Baltic Sea;                                              
     4) to  establish  a  special  Baltic  Sea  Fund  to  provide               
financing for the above programme.                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vilnius, 13 April 1996