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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS AND GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of November 21, 2022

About cooperation in the field of the treatment of spent nuclear fuel

The government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation which further are referred to as with the Parties

aiming at further development of cooperation in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes,

in view of that both states are members of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and agreement parties about non-proliferation of nuclear weapon of July 1, 1968,

being guided by the Agreement on the basic principles of cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy of June 26, 1992 and the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes of May 28, 2009, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in construction in the territory of the Republic of Belarus of nuclear power plant of March 15, 2011, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of nuclear safety of February 1, 2013, The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on the operational notification on nuclear accident and exchange of information in the field of nuclear and radiation safety of December 13, 2013 and the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of transportation of nuclear materials of November 8, 2021,

considering that the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation are participants of the Vienna convention on the civil responsibility for nuclear damage of May 21, 1963, Conventions on the operational notification on nuclear accident of September 26, 1986, Conventions on the help in case of nuclear accident or radiation emergency of September 26, 1986 and the Integrated convention on safety of the treatment of the fulfilled fuel and on safety of the treatment of radioactive waste of September 5, 1997,

in view of provisions of the Convention on physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear installations of October 26, 1979,

in view of applicable international agreements and the legislation of each of the states of the Parties in the field of transportation of the heat-generating assemblies, the irradiated heat-generating assemblies of the nuclear reactors and radioactive waste formed in case of conversion of the irradiated heat-generating assemblies of nuclear reactors

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The concepts used in this agreement have the following value:

"the heat-generating assemblies" - the machine-building products containing nuclear materials and intended for receipt of heat energy in the nuclear reactor due to implementation of controlled nuclear reaction, made in the Russian Federation and delivered for the nuclear power plant built in the territory of the Republic of Belarus according to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in construction in the territory of the Republic of Belarus of nuclear power plant of March 15, 2011;

"the irradiated heat-generating assemblies of the nuclear reactor" - the heat-generating assemblies of the Russian production irradiated in the nuclear reactor of the nuclear power plant built in the territory of the Republic of Belarus according to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in construction in the territory of the Republic of Belarus of nuclear power plant of March 15, 2011, and taken from it, containing spent nuclear fuel;

"radioactive waste" - the materials and substances formed in case of conversion of the irradiated heat-generating assemblies of nuclear reactors which are not subject to further use.

Article 2

1. Subject of this agreement is import of the irradiated heat-generating assemblies of nuclear reactors to the Russian Federation for temporary technological storage with the subsequent conversion, and also return to the Republic of Belarus of radioactive waste.

2. The parties promote timely receipt of licenses (permissions) which are required for implementation of cooperation within this agreement according to the legislation of each of the states of the Parties.

Article 3

1. For the purpose of accomplishment of this agreement of the Party appoint competent authorities:

from the Belarusian Side - the Department of Energy of the Republic of Belarus;

from the Russian Side - State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom".

In case of change of competent authorities or their names of the Party notify on this each other through diplomatic channels.

2. The Belarusian Side appoints the Belarusian authorized organizations. The competent authority of the Russian Side appoints the Russian authorized organizations. Competent authorities of the Parties notify each other in writing on replacement or appointment of new authorized organizations.

3. The Belarusian authorized organizations and the Russian authorized organizations within implementation of this agreement can attract according to the legislation of the states of each of the Parties the Belarusian organizations (further - the Belarusian attracted organizations) and the Russian organizations (further - the Russian attracted organizations). Authorized organizations provide inclusion in agreements (contracts) of the necessary conditions providing observance by the authorized and attracted organizations of provisions of this agreement.

Article 4

1. For the purpose of implementation of cooperation, stipulated in Item 1 Article 2 of this agreement, authorized organizations sign agreements (contracts) in which the amount of cooperation, the right and obligation of representatives and the attracted organizations, financial and other conditions of cooperation according to the legislation of each of the states of the Parties are determined.

2. Competent authorities of the Parties perform coordination of cooperation of authorized organizations within implementation of this agreement and control of observance of the measures directed to effective implementation of this agreement.

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