Contract on strategic partnership between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Russian Federation
of June 16, 2004
The Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation which further are referred to as with the Parties, being guided by the fundamental principles of the Uzbek-Russian relations underlain in the Contract on bases of the interstate relations, friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation of May 30, 1992, the Declaration on development and deepening of full cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation of March 2, 1994, the Contract between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation on deepening of economic cooperation for 1998 - 2007 of October 12, 1998, the Contract between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation on further deepening of full cooperation in military and military and technical areas of December 11, 1999, confirming commitment to the purposes and the principles of Articles of organization of the United Nations, the Helsinki Final act and other documents of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, considering mutual aspiration of the people of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation to maintenance and further strengthening of the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation, proceeding from belief that contractual and legal fixing of strategic partnership in quality of basis of the relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation will promote development of cooperation on all directions, agreed as follows:
The strategic partnership aimed at ensuring mutual safety, counteraction to global threats and challenges, strengthening of regional stability, cooperation increase in political, economic and humanitarian spheres creates strong basis of long-term and all-round development of the relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation.
The parties strengthen equal strategic partnership, using and enhancing the mechanism of regular meetings, first of all at the highest and high levels, carrying out regular exchange of opinions and approving line items concerning the bilateral relations, to the urgent international problems which are of mutual interest.
The parties actively interact in the United Nations, its specialized agencies, in Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, other multilateral interstate structures. They give each other support by consideration within the international procedures of the questions infringing on their national interests.
The parties coordinate the efforts directed to creation of strong and effective system of regional security in Central Asia. For this purpose they form as on permanent basis, and as required two-sided consulting mechanisms through the Security Councils, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other interested ministries and departments.
The parties in case of the situation capable to negatively affect mutual interests of safety or interests of safety of one of them, by mutual consent put in action the corresponding mechanism of consultations for review of line items and coordination of practical measures on settlement of such situation.
The parties do not take any actions, including the conclusion of the contracts with the third countries causing damage to sovereignty, safety and territorial integrity of other Party. Any of the Parties does not allow use of the territory by the third states to the detriment of the state sovereignty, safety and territorial integrity of other Party.
For the purpose of effective counteraction to terrorism and other violent manifestations of extremism, to distribution of weapons of mass destruction, drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and their precursors, to transnational organized crime and other new challenges and threats to international peace and safety of the Party support partner bonds between the Security Councils, Foreign, Defense, law-enforcement Ministries and special services on the basis of the corresponding contracts and agreements, and also other international legal tools.
The parties perform military and military and technical cooperation on the basis of the relevant agreements. The priority directions of this cooperation are:
- deliveries from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Uzbekistan military products;
- maintenance in good repair and upgrade of the military equipment which is available in the Republic of Uzbekistan, excepting means of the Air Force of the air defense, including with use existing in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan of technological base;
- preparation in military educational institutions of the Russian Federation of officer personnel for Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- holding joint actions of combat training of armed forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, and also participation in the events for this subject held by the Parties;
- cooperation in implementation of interstate space programs of research of Earth and space with use of the infrastructure which is available in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The question of exclusive rights on the results of intellectual activities created in the course of bilateral military and technical cooperation is regulated by the conclusion of the corresponding intergovernmental agreement.
For the purpose of safety, peacekeeping and stability of the Party in necessary cases grant each other on the basis of free standing agreements right to use of the military facilities which are in their territory.
Within trade and economic cooperation of the Party shall make the concerted efforts for the purpose of the accelerated development of integration and cooperation in the following areas:
- fuel and energy complex;
- aircraft industry;
- transport and communications;
- bank sphere;
- peaceful use of atomic energy.
The parties on the basis of reciprocity provide each other the most favorable conditions for participation in investment and privatization projects in their territory.
The parties interact on bilateral and multilateral basis in implementation of economic, humanitarian and other projects and programs within integration processes in the Central Asian region.
The parties develop cooperation in the humanitarian sphere by assistance to establishment and maintenance of contacts and exchanges between scientific, cultural, creative, public organizations and the unions, implementation of joint programs and actions on the specified directions.
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