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AGREEMENT

of October 10, 2014

About procedure for forming and use of joint groups of specialists (experts) of boundary departments for quick response to threats of boundary safety on external borders of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States, being participants of this agreement, hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

understanding danger which is constituted by modern challenges and threats of homeland security to the vital interests of the Parties,

recognizing need of enhancement of the regulatory legal base of cooperation in the field of boundary safety and joint protection of external borders of the Parties,

expressing intention to deepen cooperation in realization of the approved boundary policy,

being guided by the conventional principles and rules of international law,

based on provisions of international treaties which participants are the Parties,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the following terms are used:

"external borders of the Parties" – sites of frontiers of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States, being participants of this agreement, with the states which are not entering the Commonwealth of Independent States;

"the required Party" – the Party, which addresses through Coordination service of Council of commanders of Border troops (further – Coordination service), the requesting Party with request about forming and use of joint group of specialists (experts) of boundary departments for quick response to threats of boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party;

"the requesting Party" – the Party which makes through Coordination service inquiry to the required Party about forming and use of joint group of specialists (experts) of boundary departments for quick response to threats of boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party;

"competent authorities" – public authorities of the Parties, authorized to resolve the issues connected with implementation of this agreement;

"boundary safety" – the condition of security of political, economic, information, humanitarian and other interests of the personality, society and Party on frontier provided by implementation of protection of frontier, functioning of check points through frontier, preventions and suppression of offenses within the border territory;

"joint group" – the group of specialists (experts) of boundary departments of the Parties and representatives of Coordination service created by the decision of Council of commanders of Border troops in coordination with competent authorities of the required Parties for quick response to threats of boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party.

Article 2

The purpose of this agreement is determination of procedure for forming, application and the termination of activities of joint group, and also its status in the territory of the requesting Party.

Article 3

1. The legal basis of forming, application and termination of activities, and also the status of joint group in the territory of the requesting Party is constituted by this agreement, other international agreements which participants are the Parties, and the legislation of the Parties.

2. The joint group is temporary working body of Council of commanders of Border troops in the field of cooperation of competent authorities in ensuring boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party.

Article 4

The main objectives of joint group are:

a) rendering the practical help in ensuring boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party;

b) information collection about the situation developing on external border of the requesting Party, the analysis of threats of boundary safety and the timely message on it in competent authority of the requesting Party for taking measures anticipating possible effects of the revealed threats;

c) operational execution of request of competent authority of the requesting Party about holding actions for strengthening of boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party;

d) maintenance of interaction with competent authority of the requesting Party.

Article 5

1. For the purpose of implementation of this agreement of the Party perform cooperation through Coordination service.

2. The parties determine the list of the competent authorities and transfer it to depositary in case of delivery to storage of the notification on accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for the introduction of this agreement to force, or documents on accession.

3. Each Party in writing reports in a month about change in the list of competent authorities to depositary which notifies Council of commanders of Border troops on lists of competent authorities and their changes.

Article 6

1. The decision on forming and structure of joint group is accepted by Council of commanders of Border troops in coordination with competent authorities of the required Parties.

2. Competent authorities according to the national legal system of the Parties allocate in structure of joint group of necessary specialists (experts).

3. Competent authorities of the required Parties have the right to make decisions on replacement (response) of specialists (experts) who are part of joint group what inform competent authority of the requesting Party through Coordination service on.

Article 7

1. The offer on need of forming of joint group is drawn up by inquiry which is sent by competent authority of the requesting Party to competent authorities of the required Parties through Coordination service. The request shall contain the following data:

a) the name of competent authority of the requesting Party;

b) the description of threat of boundary safety on external border of the requesting Party;

c) reasons for need of forming and use of joint group;

d) the list of expected tasks and actions which the joint group should execute on the site of external border of the requesting Party, and also approximate terms of activities of joint group;

e) information on the needs for specialists (experts), technical and other means;

e) need of ensuring confidentiality (privacy) of receipt and content of request, and also the data received during its execution if the competent authority of the requesting Party considers undesirable disclosure of their content;

g) contact telephone numbers and other communication channels, and also other data which can be necessary for execution of request.

2. The inquiry is sent in writing on the official form, signed by the head of competent authority of the requesting Party.

The inquiry can be sent (in case of the simultaneous direction of the original within three days):

a) shifrotelegrammy;

b) electronically on the high-level network of data transmission;

c) with use of other protected technical means of data transmission.

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