20. Notwithstanding any contrary legislative provision, international agreements must be signed by the Minister and endorsed by the Government in order to be valid.
The Minister may, in writing, authorize a person to sign an international agreement on his behalf. The signature has the same effect as the signature of the Minister.
Subject to section 22.5, international agreements referred to in section 22.2 must, to be valid, be signed by the Minister, approved by the National Assembly and ratified by the Government.
1988, c. 41, s. 20; 2002, c. 8, s. 5.