of March 23, 2017
About interregional cooperation
The government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan which further are referred to as with the Parties
being guided by the Contract on strategic partnership between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan of June 14, 2013,
recognizing need of full-scale development of trade and economic, scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian and other spheres of cooperation between regions of two countries,
noting the practical importance and potential of interregional cooperation in operational settlement of topical issues of interaction at the local level and deepening of historically developed bonds,
aiming to create favorable conditions and to strengthen the legal basis of interregional cooperation capable to provide interaction of regions of two countries in different fields of activity and to activate the developing bonds of business entities,
agreed as follows:
The parties, according to legislations of the states and international treaties which participants are their states on the basis of equality and mutual advantage promote expansion and development of mutually beneficial interregional cooperation in trade and economic and cultural and humanitarian spheres, in the fields of agricultural industry, health care, assistance of employment of the population, tourism and environmental protection, and also in other directions which are of mutual interest.
For the purposes of this agreement the used terms have the following values:
"regions" - from the Uzbek side: administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan; from the Kazakhstan side: the regions determined according to the national legal system.
"competent authorities" - the authorities of the states of the Parties given competence and authority in the field of regional development according to the solution of the questions connected with implementation of this agreement.
The parties, and also competent authorities for the purpose of implementation and coordination of interregional cooperation help: to establishment and development of contacts between regions; to development and implementation of the joint actions plans, action programs and "road maps" directed to practical implementation of this agreement;
to creation in need of joint working groups and to adjustment of the mechanism of regular consultations at the level of regions on discussion of current status and perspectives of enhancement of interregional interaction;
to other forms of cooperation which are of mutual interest.
Competent authorities promote building-up of mutually advantageous commercial intercourses between the companies and the organizations of regions. For this purpose they within the competence and according to the legislation of the states will be:
initiate establishment of direct connections between the companies and the organizations, creation of joint businesses, rendering full support to entrepreneurial structures in the conclusion of mutually acceptable contracts on delivery of goods and services;
organize meetings, forums, business seminars, conferences, symposiums, exhibitions and fairs with participation of representatives of entrepreneurial and business community;
give each other support, including by coordination of efforts of business entities, in implementation of priority projects of economic development of the regions;
it is regular to inform each other on changes in the legislation of the countries and the performed economic reforms;
regularly jointly to analyze the arising difficulties in the organization of mutual trade and to develop relevant proposals.
Competent authorities assist in the organization of direct tourist exchange between regions, implementation of the joint programs and projects in the field of tourism directed to increase in attractiveness of regions.
Competent authorities promote improvement of transport connection and development of infrastructure for the purpose of increase in business activity and increase in tourist flow to regions.
Competent authorities assist in development of professional contacts between administrations of the cities and distribution of the best practices of local authority for the purpose of increase in its efficiency in regions, and also in experience exchange in permission of the similar tasks facing them.
Competent authorities develop cooperation in the field of town planning, exchange of information on practice of planning and financing of large town-planning projects.
Competent authorities interact in questions of environment protection, rational use of natural resources and promote implementation of progressive experience in the field of management of nature protection questions.
Competent authorities develop cooperation in the field of water - and power supply, sewage treatment, utilization of household and industrial wastes, and also in the field of energy-saving technologies.
Competent authorities support regular contacts at the different levels for the purpose of mutual acquaintance with history and culture for achievement of the best mutual understanding, strengthening of cooperation and friendship.
Competent authorities promote unbiased interpretation in mass media of welfare and economic and economic life of regions.
Competent authorities render assistance in projects implementation and other actions aimed at the development of cooperation of regions in the field of strengthening of culture of international communication, interreligious and cross-cultural dialogue, and also ethnocultural development.
The Parties will resolve any disputes and disagreements which can arise in case of interpretation and application of provisions of this agreement by negotiations and consultations.
By mutual consent of the Parties changes and additions which are its integral part and drawn up by separate protocols can be made to this agreement.
This agreement becomes effective from the date of receipt of the last written notice through diplomatic channels of accomplishment of the interstate procedures by the Parties necessary for its entry into force.
This agreement is signed sine die and stops the action after six months from the date of receipt by one Party through diplomatic channels of the written notice of other Party of its intention to terminate this agreement.
Cancellation of this agreement does not affect the obligation of the Parties on projects which implementation began during its action and was not complete by the time of the termination of its action.
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