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Contract on further strengthening of friendship and full cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

of October 18, 2007

The Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

relying on historical traditions of friendship and neighborliness between the people of two states,

being guided by the fundamental principles of the Uzbek-Turkmen relations underlain in the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan of January 16 (Turkmenbashi) of 1996, the Contract between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on friendship, enforcement of trust and development of cooperation of November 19 (Sandzhar) 2004 and also proceeding from the rights and obligations following from other agreements reached between the Parties

considering the mutual aspiration to lift the relations between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to qualitatively new level that will be equitable in the most complete measure to radical interests of their people, to serve case of providing and strengthening of the homeland, regional and international security and stability,

confirming the commitment to the purposes and the principles of Articles of organization of the United Nations,

proceeding from belief of further strengthening of the traditional friendly relations, expansion and deepening of full cooperation on all directions and aiming to give new quality to bilateral cooperation and to strengthen its international legal basis,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties strengthen the equal cooperation based on the conventional principles and rules of international law, carrying out regular exchange of opinions on the main questions of the bilateral and regional relations, and also on the international problems which are of mutual interest.

Article 2

The parties actively interact in the United Nations, its specialized agencies and other multilateral interstate structures. They give each other support and show mutual understanding by consideration of the questions infringing on their national interests within the international organizations.

Article 3

The parties are recognized and respect territorial integrity and inviolability of nowadays existing borders of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

The parties do not take any actions, including the conclusion of the international treaties with the third countries causing damage to sovereignty, safety and territorial integrity of other Party.

The parties prohibit and stop creation and the unlawful activity in the territory of the organizations, groups and individuals directed against independence and territorial integrity of each of the states.

Article 4

For the purpose of cooperation in fight against terrorism and other manifestations of transnational organized crime, in counteraction to new challenges and threats to peace and the international security, drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and their precursors, the Parties support direct connections between the relevant competent authorities of the states of the Parties by the conclusion of separate international treaties and use of international legal tools.

Article 5

The parties, with satisfaction noting mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of economy and trade between two countries, will make efforts for expansion of mutual trade, investments and economic cooperation.

The parties will develop, expand and strengthen bilateral cooperation for the benefit of both countries for the purpose of ensuring sustainable economic development of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, creation of the strong contractual legal basis and favorable conditions for development and strengthening trade and economic, investment, sci-tech cooperation between business entities of the Parties.

The parties will initiate and realize projects in the above-stated areas of cooperation, implementing modern technologies, competitive in the world market, taking necessary measures for activation of processes of creation and development of coproductions, and also to encourage financial institutions of both states in financing of perspective projects of bilateral cooperation and to jointly raise funds and resources of the international financial institutions.

The parties will promote active interaction and direct connections of small and private enterprises of both countries, to promote creation and activities of the joint businesses oriented to release of competitive end products and also development of other progressive forms of cooperation.

Article 6

The parties develop cooperation in the field of humanitarian bonds by development of cultural cooperation on the basis of historically developed bonds and business contacts between the creative unions and funds, public associations, cultural figures, literatures and arts, preserving ethnic and language originality, studying of history of the people, implementation of joint programs and actions on the specified directions.

The parties promote the organization of direct connections between educational institutions, scientific and research establishments, to implementation of joint developments, holding scientific conferences, symposiums and other scientific forums, the organization of study tours for the purpose of studying of manuscripts, other primary sources on history, cultural heritage and literature of the people.

The parties create favorable conditions for cooperation in the field of preparation of professional personnel. They perform regular exchange of scientists and specialists, representatives of the faculty of the highest and average special educational institutions, graduate students, trainees and students.

Article 7

The parties develop cooperation in military and technical area.

Article 8

The parties will actively develop cooperation in the field of transport infrastructure, transportation and transit of export-import loads of goods, including creation and enhancement of regional and interregional transport corridors on the conditions provided by free standing agreements.

Article 9

Each of the Parties provides transport transactions of other Party through the sea, river, air ports and railway and automobile networks, and pipelines on the conditions provided by free standing agreements.

The parties will create optimum conditions for cargo transportation and the goods moved with transit through their territories.

Article 10

This Agreement is not directed against the third countries and does not affect the rights and obligations of the Parties following from other international treaties which participants they are.

Article 11

This Agreement is subject to ratification and becomes effective from the date of exchange of instruments of ratification.


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