The Commission's proposal for a Council Decision submitted on 5 March 1991 approves the conclusion of a Cooperation Agreement between the EEC and the Republic of Turkey in the field of medical and health research (COM(90) 573). Contracting parties shall cooperate, from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 1991, on research areas targeted by the Community programme in the above field. These comprise medical technology development plus health services research as set out in Annex A of the Agreement. Estimated financial contributions from Turkey and the Community shall be proportional to the ratio of Turkey's gross domestic product (GDP) and the sum of GDPs of the Community Member States and Turkey (requiring total estimated contributions over the period of the Agreement of ECU 18.5 million from the Community, ECU 104,085 from Turkey). Annex B of the Agreement sets out financing rules and a provisional timetable for costs.