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The agreement on cooperation between Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan) and Riga (Republic of Latvia)

of April 7, 2004

The city of Tashkent and the city of Riga which further are referred to as the Party, being guided by the principles of mutual respect, desire to strengthen the available friendly relations between two people, to establish and strengthen direct connections between business entities, intentions of development of long-term commercial, scientific and technical and cultural, business and commercial intercourses on the basis of equality and mutual advantage, unanimous in the aspiration to expand and deepen partner bonds, agreed to perform the cooperation within opportunities, competence and legislations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Latvia, the existing interstate and intergovernmental agreements, on the basis of this agreement:

1. Main spheres of cooperation

The parties are realized that the cooperation between the people promotes mutual understanding, creates bases for establishment of mutually advantageous bonds between the cities and regions, and also serves comprehensive rapprochement of people from the different countries, to experience exchange and makes the contribution to the solution of social, economic and environmental problems.

The parties will direct in the future the actions to strengthening of exchange of information during negotiations, and also cooperation to areas:

- developments of the cities, regional planning and environmental protection;

- assistance to development of economy, management, transport, communications, sciences, technicians, health cares, educations, cultures, creations of workplaces;

- creations of conditions on increase in social security of the population;

- privatizations, tax policy and pricing;

- preparation and implementation of actions on increase in efficiency of city financial systems;

- experience exchange on enhancement of structure and functions of Khokimiyat of the city of Tashkent and the Riga city administration concerning protection of interests of the personality.

2. Cooperation in the field of economy

The parties will help cooperation in the field of economy, including between firms which are located both in Tashkent, and in Riga, by means of:

exchange of economic information;

assistance to participation of the companies of both cities in fairs, exhibitions and on the congresses;

assistance to placement of industrial and trade enterprises, organizations and service industry in both cities;

exchange of information and support in questions of economic management;

assistance to providing favorable conditions for mutual investments.

Tashkent and Riga, within the opportunities, support assistance in establishing contacts in the field of finance and banking activity.

The parties recognize that tourism and sport make important contribution to case of all-round development and deepening of bilateral ties.

The parties will promote, within the opportunities, to further tourism development and experience exchange between specialists in this area, and also to exchange of sports delegations.

3. Cooperation in the field of management

The parties intend to cooperate in area of the municipal government and planning, to perform on bilateral basis experience exchange and information.

At the same time, the Parties attach special significance to creation of the corresponding infrastructure and exchange of information in such areas as:

city development and planning;

city infrastructure and transport;

environment protection (improvement of quality of water, construction of treatment facilities, sanitation of the soil, air pollution reduction);

improvement of the territory;

construction (reconstruction, upgrade of road, land and underground construction);

protection of the population in case of catastrophic crashes, the fires and emergency situations.

4. Cooperation in the field of culture and education

The parties will strengthen cooperation in the field of culture, by means of holding speeches of actors, theatrical and bands, representatives of folk art, national customs and traditions. Carrying out Culture Days, festivals of movies, art and other exhibitions is also provided.

The parties will assist cooperation between universities, institutes, colleges, schools, lyceums and other educational institutions, and also in the organization of scientific seminars, conferences and working meetings.

5. Cooperation in the field of health care

The parties will promote experience exchange and information in the field of the organization of public health care.

Recognizing need of collateral actions, the Parties will promote holding joint forums and business meetings of specialists in health care problems.

6. General provisions

The parties promote development in the future of projects which in the spirit of this Agreement will make the contribution to development of the relations between the executive authority of the cities.

Conditions of carrying out separate projects can be approved by arrangements, memorandums and protocols. Changes and additions are made to this agreement in writing in the consent of the Parties.

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of signing and will act on extent of 5 years. Operation of the Agreement will be prolonged automatically for the subsequent five-year periods if any of the Parties in six months prior to expiration of the Agreement does not notify other Party on the intention to stop its action.

Cancellation of this agreement will not influence implementation of the programs and projects begun during its action and not ended by the time of completion of its action.

It is made in the city of Riga on April 7, 2004 in duplicate, everyone in the Uzbek, Latvian and Russian languages, and all texts are equally authoritative. For the purposes of interpretation of provisions of this agreement the text in Russian is used.

 

To the country Tashkent

Hoky

city of Tashkent Rustam Shoabdurakhmanov

To the country Riga

Chairman

Riga thought of Gundars Boyars

 

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