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The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on cooperation concerning communication

of July 20, 1992

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

being guided by desire to develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of communication,

aiming to provide smooth functioning of networks and means of electric and mail service in both states, and also to enhance legal regulation in this sphere,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties will build the relations according to the universally recognized norms and the principles of international law, provisions and recommendations of Universal Postal Union and International union of telecommunication.

The questions which are not settled by this agreement, and also international agreements which participants are both Parties will be solved according to the legislation of each of these Parties.

Article 2

The parties provide free acceptance, processing, transportation and delivery to addressees of all sent mailings in the territories, and also provide mutual services in distribution of the periodicals registered according to their legislation.

Procedure for exchange of postal orders between the Parties and implementation of settlement in cash liquidity are determined by the special agreement.

Article 3

The parties keep the developed network of the main routes of mail vans. Change of routes and procedure for their servicing are established as agreed by the parties with respect for interests of line hauls of mail.

Article 4

The parties mutually provide acceptance, processing and transfer of all types of the entering, outgoing and transit exchange on telephone, cable and other secondary networks of telecommunication, and also guarantee freedom of transit through the territories of all types of mailings and special communication, transfer of TV schedules and broadcasting.

Article 5

The parties according to special agreements mutually provide in the territories technical means for the organization of program reception of television and broadcasting.

Article 6

The calculations and payments following from accomplishment of this agreement will be made according to the agreements on calculations and payments existing between the Parties on the maturity day.

For transition period (1992) in settlement for transportation of mail and periodicals across the railroads the technique approved by competent authorities of the Parties taking into account recommendations of Central Research and Development Institute of communication is applied.

Settlement for the provided services of telecommunication is made by the technique approved by competent authorities of the Parties and according to recommendations of International union of telecommunication.

Article 7

Collection of payment from the consumer for provision of services of communication is made in currency unit of that Party where the order of these services is performed.

Article 8

The parties bear equal responsibility to the consumer for timely and high-quality provision of services of communication.

The claim treatment procedure of subscribers for low-quality work of communication is determined by the special agreement.

Article 9

The parties use Russian as the worker for exchange of data between operators, telegraph operators, technicians, post employees of telecommunications agencies, and also for exchange of documents.

Mailings and addresses of the telegrams sent between the Parties are drawn up in Russian. Texts of telegrams can be written with letters of both the Russian, and Latin alphabets.

Article 10

The parties in engineering procedures of transfer of interstate messages and information apply on telecommunications agencies single accounting and reporting time according to the free standing agreement.

Article 11

The parties can organize and perform on mutually advantageous conditions and in case of respect for mutual interests:

delivery of the Parties of material resources made in the states for providing means of communication, and also their coproduction;

operation and operating-technical management of telecommunication of interstate networks on the approved algorithms and regulations;

joint research and construction work in the field of means of electric and mail service;

interaction in questions of technical operation, improvement of quality of the provided services of telecommunication and mail;

experience exchange and information on the specified questions.

Article 12

The parties render mutual assistance in priority transmission of messages on networks and means of communication in emergency situations.

Article 13

The parties will resolve all matters of argument which can arise in connection with interpretation and application of this agreement, by negotiations and consultations.

The arising disagreements in case of accomplishment of the obligations provided by this agreement are considered if necessary by specially created intergovernmental commission consisting of the equal number of agents of the parties.

Changes or amendments in this agreement are drawn up by the protocol to it.

Article 14

This agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of the Parties following from other international treaties and the agreements signed by them.

Article 15

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of its signing. This agreement can be terminated if one of the Parties in 90 days will report to other Party in writing about the intention to terminate this agreement.

It is made in Moscow on July 20, 1992 in duplicate, everyone in the Russian and Belarusian languages, and both texts are equally authoritative.


For the Government of the Russian Federation

For the Government of the Republic of Belarus


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