CONTRACT BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN ON THE RUSSIAN-KAZAKHSTAN FRONTIER
of January 18, 2005
The Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan which further are referred to as with the Parties
being guided by the conventional principles and rules of international law, in particular, the principles of territorial integrity and inviolability of borders, provisions of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual aid between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan of May 25, 1992, Declarations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on eternal friendship and the alliance oriented in the XXI century of July 6, 1998, in view of the Joint statement of Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan of July 6, 1998 and the Protocol concerning intentions on delimitation of frontier between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan of October 12, 1998,
for the purpose of determination of passing of frontier between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan,
agreed as follows:
In this Agreement the term "frontier" is understood as the line and the vertical surface passing across this line, the determining limits of the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on the land, waters, in subsoil and airspace.
The initial point of the Russian-Kazakhstan frontier is determined by the separate contract between the Parties.
The frontier between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan passes as it is specified in the Description of passing of frontier between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan (Appendix 1) and is represented by firm line of red color on the Card of frontier between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan (Appendix 2). The mentioned appendices constitute integral parts of this Agreement.
Any natural changes of beds of the boundary rivers, streams, and also the coastline of reservoirs do not involve changes in provision of the frontier defined by this Agreement if the Parties do not agree about other.
For establishment and designation according to this Agreement of frontier on the area, preparation of draft documents of demarcation of the Party form on a parity basis the Joint Russian-Kazakhstan demarcation commission.
The mode of frontier is determined by separate contracts between the Parties.
The questions connected with development of mineral deposits, operation of the engineering constructions, communications and other infrastructure facilities crossed by frontier or passing on it and also questions of preserving and use of biological resources, water use and protection of the environment are regulated by free standing agreements.
This Agreement is subject to ratification and becomes effective from the date of exchange of instruments of ratification.
It is made in the city of Moscow on January 18, 2005, in duplicate, everyone in the Russian and Kazakh languages, and both texts are equally authoritative.
President of Russia
/ signature /
President of the Republic
Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev
/ signature /
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