The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of Georgia on cooperation in the field of the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects
of November 11, 1997
The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of Georgia which are hereinafter referred to as by the Parties
understanding danger which is born for both countries by industrial accidents and natural disasters;
recognizing that the cooperation in the field of the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects can help welfare and safety of both states;
considering advantage which exchange of scientific and technical information in the field of the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects can have for the Parties;
proceeding from availability of the interconnected ecological systems of both countries requiring carrying out coordinated policy according to the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects and also the organization of mutually approved monitoring of the environment;
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 the Parties caused by it for the purpose of prevention of emergency situations and liquidation of their effects;
considering role of the United Nations, other international organizations in the field of the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects;
based on the relevant articles of the Agreement on interaction in the field of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of the natural and technogenic nature signed by the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on January 22, 1993;
respecting and recognizing the commonly accepted regulations and rules existing within relevant international organizations which members are the Parties
agreed as follows:
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, the corresponding equipment and materials of providing;
"the providing Party" - the Party which grants request of other Party for the direction of groups on assistance, the corresponding equipment and materials of providing;
"groups on assistance" - groups of specialists, vehicles, equipment of group on assistance and provided with necessary equipment;
"equipment" - the materials, technical means, vehicles, equipment of group on assistance and personal equipment used for assistance;
"providing materials" - the appliances intended for free distribution among the population, injured natural disaster or accident;
"competent authority" - the body appointed by the Parties for coordination of the works connected with implementation of this agreement.
The parties will perform cooperation in the following areas:
1. Development of methods and taking measures for the purpose of increase in opportunities of the Parties in the field of the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects.
2. Organization of operational exchange of information:
a) about the industrial accidents and natural disasters having premises to cross-border distribution in the territory of the states of the Parties;
b) about requests and offers of the Parties on mutual aid, and also on the help from relevant international organizations.
3. Rendering mutual aid on mitigation of consequences of the arising industrial accidents and natural disasters.
4. Ensuring cooperation of the Parties with the international organizations in the field of the prevention and liquidation of industrial accidents and natural disasters.
The cooperation in the areas stated above will be based on the principles of equality and mutual advantage.
The cooperation within this agreement includes:
1. Organization and implementation of monitoring of dangerous technogenic and ecological processes, and also natural phenomena.
2. Forecasting of industrial accidents, natural disasters and assessment of their effects.
3. Preparation and retraining of personnel.
4. Exchange of information and technologies.
5. Organization of joint conferences, seminars and working meetings.
6. Collaborative planning, development and implementation of research projects and their demonstration.
7. Preparation of publications, reports and case studies.
8. Ensuring communication between competent authorities of the Parties.
9. Mitigation of consequences of industrial accidents and natural disasters.
10. Any other activities connected with the prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and liquidation of their effects which can be approved by competent authorities.
For implementation of provisions of this agreement of the Party will found the Kazakhstan-Georgian commission on cooperation in the field of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations, terms of creation, function and which operating procedure will be determined by competent authorities. Commission session will be annually held, and also as required in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Georgia if other is not approved by competent authorities of the Parties.
For the Republic of Kazakhstan competent authority is the Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on emergency situations.
For Georgia competent authority is the Department on emergency situations and civil defense of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
Each of the parties without delay will notify other Party if the competent authority will be deprived of powers on accomplishment of the functions assigned to it. The notifying Party in the shortest possible time, but no later than thirty days from the moment of the notification, will report to other Party the name of organization which will be appointed successor of the former competent authority of the Parties.
Competent authorities of both Parties will come into direct contacts for the purpose of coordination of accomplishment of this agreement.
For planning and coordination of joint activities and consideration of the course of implementation of this agreement meetings of representatives of competent authorities of the Parties will be held as required.
All activities according to this agreement, including exchange of information, and also implementation of other activities on the basis of this agreement, will be carried out according to the legislation of each of the Parties and to be caused by availability at each of them of necessary means.
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