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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN AND GOVERNMENT OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of May 19, 2015

About cooperation in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations

The government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic which are hereinafter referred to as by the Parties

aiming to strengthen the traditional friendly relations between two people,

recognizing that the cooperation in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations will help welfare and homeland security of the states of the Parties,

understanding danger which is born for the states of the Parties by emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature,

considering advantage for the states of the Parties of exchange of scientific technical information in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations,

in view of possibility of emergency situations which cannot be liquidated by forces and means of one of the Parties, and the need for the coordinated actions of both states for the purpose of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations,

considering role of the United Nations and other international organizations in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations,

agreed as follows:

Article 1 of Determination

The terms used in this agreement have the following values:

"the requesting Party" - the Party which appeals to other Party about the direction of groups on assistance, equipment and materials of providing;

"the providing Party" - the Party which grants request of other Party for the direction of groups on assistance, equipment and materials of providing;

"competent authority" - the state body appointed by each of the Parties for management and coordination of the works connected with implementation of this agreement;

"group on assistance" - the organized group of specialists of the providing Party intended for assistance and provided with the necessary equipment sufficient for conducting actions in zone of emergency situation;

"emergency situation" - the situation in certain territory which developed as a result of accident, technogenic and natural disaster, natural or other disaster which can entail or entailed the human victims, damage to health of people or the surrounding environment, considerable material losses and violation of conditions of life activity of people;

"the prevention of emergency situation" - complex of the events held beforehand and directed to the greatest possible reduction of risk of emergence of emergency situation, and also to rescuing of life and preserving human health, decrease in the extent of damage to the surrounding environment and material losses in case of their origin;

"liquidation of emergency situation" - the rescue and other urgent works which are carried out in case of emergency situation and directed to rescuing of life and preserving human health, decrease in the extent of harm to the surrounding environment and material losses and also on localization of zones of emergency situation and cancellation of characteristic factors, dangerous to it;

"zone of emergency situation" - the territory in which there was emergency situation;

"wrecking" - actions for rescuing of life and preserving human health, protection of material and cultural values, the surrounding environment in zone of emergency situations, localizations of emergency situations and liquidation or to bringing to minimum possible level of characteristic factors, dangerous to them;

"equipment" - materials, technical and vehicles, equipments of group on assistance, including guard dogs, personal equipment of members of group, medicines and the medical equipment;

"providing materials" - the appliances intended for free distribution among the population injured with emergency situation.

Article 2 Competent authorities

The parties for implementation of this agreement appoint competent authorities:

from the Uzbek Side - the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

from the Azerbaijani Side - the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Azerbaijan Republic.

In case of appointment of others or changes in the name of the existing competent authorities of the Party in writing notify each other on it through diplomatic channels.

Article 3 of Form of cooperation

Activities according to this agreement are performed according to national legal systems of the states of the Parties and caused by availability at each of the Parties of necessary means. The cooperation within this agreement provides:

organization and carrying out monitoring of dangerous technogenic and ecological processes, natural phenomena;

exchange of information about monitoring and forecasting of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature;

experience exchange in the organization of preparation of the population for actions in emergency situations, including on first aid;

the organization and coordination of actions of the relevant state bodies in case of liquidation of emergency situations;

risk assessment for the surrounding environment and the population in connection with possible pollution as a result of industrial accidents, catastrophic crashes and natural disasters;

collaborative planning, development and implementation of scientific research projects, exchange of scientific and technical literature and results of research works;

exchange of information, periodicals, methodical and other literature, video and photographic materials, and also technologies in the field of the prevention, origin and liquidation of emergency situations;

organization of joint conferences, seminars, working meetings, doctrines and trainings;

preparation of joint publications and reports;

training of specialists in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations in educational institutions of other Party, exchange of trainees, teachers, scientists and specialists;

ensuring interaction between competent authorities;

rendering mutual aid in case of equipment of groups on assistance;

rendering mutual aid in case of liquidation of emergency situations;

other activities in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations which is approved by competent authorities.

The article 4 Cooperation between the organizations and organizations

The parties, if necessary, help cooperation between the public institutions and the organizations, legal entities and physical persons performing activities in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations.

Article 5 Working group

For implementation of actions on accomplishment of provisions of this agreement of the Party establish the working group on cooperation in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations (further - working group).

The structure, operating procedure and tasks of working group will be determined by competent authorities of the Parties.

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