of May 13, 2013
About exchange of information and cooperation in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection
The government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Armenia (further – Contracting Parties),
referring to the Agreement on the basic principles of cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy of 1992, the Convention on Nuclear Safety of 1994 and the International convention about suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism of 2005,
in view of provisions of the Final act of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe of 1975,
for the purpose of further strengthening international cooperation in the field of safe use of nuclear energy and radiation technologies,
being convinced that full cooperation of the states of Contracting Parties will promote decrease in risk of possible nuclear accidents, minimizing of their effects and improvement of infrastructure of nuclear safety and radiation protection,
agreed as follows:
Contracting parties perform cooperation and exchange of information in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection according to this agreement, legislations of the states, the conventional principles and rules of international law.
The realization of this agreement is enabled by the following competent state bodies of Contracting Parties:
in the Republic of Belarus – the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus;
in the Republic of Armenia – the State committee under the Government of the Republic of Armenia on regulation of nuclear safety.
Each of Contracting Parties immediately informs other Contracting Party on any changes connected with competent state bodies and their official contact Items.
For the purpose of successful implementation of this agreement Contracting Parties can create the commissions, working groups, hold consultations and sign additional protocols.
Contracting parties communicate:
about the nuclear installations located in the territory of the states which are in operation and also planned to construction or based put into operation being in process of removal from operation or taken out of service;
about emissions of the radioactive materials which are exceeding the maximum level of admissible risk, occurred on nuclear installations and in case of accomplishment of the corresponding types of activity.
Contracting parties quickly communicate about all considerable changes in the territory of the states in the field of the nuclear safety and radiation protection connected with nuclear installations or the corresponding types of activity.
The contracting party obtaining the information provided according to this Article having the right to address other Contracting Party for its further refining.
If information which is subject to transfer according to this Article is classified by the Contracting Party as information relating to the data constituting the state secrets, can be refused its provision or she can be given according to the procedure, established in Article 6 of this agreement.
Contracting parties encourage and support sci-tech cooperation between state bodies and the organizations of Contracting Parties in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection.
Within this agreement the Contracting Party has no right to demand from other Contracting Party of cost recovery, suffered as a result of exchange of information.
Information which Contracting Parties exchange is classified on confidential and not confidential.
The contracting party transferring confidential information determines nature and procedure for use of such information for other Contracting Party. Confidential information is used by competent state bodies and other bodies of Contracting Parties in the part concerning them. Confidential information without written consent of the Contracting Party which presented her is not subject to transfer to the third parties.
Contracting parties provide protection of any information obtained within this agreement according to the national legal system.
This agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of the Contracting Parties following from provisions of other international treaties of Contracting Parties, and also other obligations assumed by Contracting Parties according to rules of international law.
Contracting parties by mutual consent can make the changes and additions which are drawn up by the separate protocols which are integral part of this agreement to this agreement. These protocols become effective according to the procedure, established in Article 10 of this agreement.
All disputes on interpretation or application of provisions of this agreement are solved Contracting Parties by negotiations.
This agreement is signed sine die and becomes effective from the date of receipt of the last written notice through diplomatic channels of accomplishment by Contracting Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force.
Each of Contracting Parties can denounce this agreement by the direction through diplomatic channels of the written notice of it to other Contracting Party. This agreement stops the action after six months from the moment of receipt of such notification.
It is made in Yerevan on May 13, 2013 in duplicate, everyone in the Russian and Armenian languages, and all texts are equally authoritative. In case of disagreements in case of interpretation of the text of this agreement the text in Russian is assumed as a basis.
For the Government
Republic of Belarus
For the Government
Republic of Armenia
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