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The agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of migration

of April 18, 2003

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation which further are referred to as "Party"

being guided by the principles of friendship and cooperation,

confirming need of providing the rights and legitimate interests of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation in the field of migration,

in view of relevance of the problems of forced and illegal migration taking place on space of the Commonwealth of Independent States and in the Central Asian region

expressing the aspiration to develop effective forms of bilateral interaction in the field of migration and to promote the operational solution of questions of mutually beneficial cooperation,

considering decisions of the Geneva Conference (1996) on problems of refugees, displaced persons and the returning persons in the CIS countries and the states, neighboring to them,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties perform cooperation according to provisions of this agreement, being effective within the competence, with compliance with law and the international obligations of the states.

Article 2

The parties perform cooperation in the field of migration in the following main directions:

- external, including forced and labor migration;

- counteraction of illegal migration;

- information and analytical activities;

- legal activities;

- research activities, development of information systems;

- preparation and advanced training of personnel.

Article 3

The cooperation within this agreement is performed in the following main forms:

- development of joint efforts on counteraction of illegal migration;

- development and holding the coordinated actions for fight against illegal migration;

- approval of mutually acceptable approaches to question of regulation of external migration, including forced and labor migration;

- exchange of information which is of mutual interest, including statistical data on migratory situation in the states and other states of outcome of migrants;

- exchange of legislative and other regulatory legal acts in the field of migration;

- joint carrying out scientific research in the field of migration;

- experience exchange on creation and espluatation of information systems and maintaining databanks in the field of migration;

- holding training, consultations and seminars in the field of migration;

- acquaintance with work of territorial authorities and subordinated organizations and organizations of the Parties;

- acquaintance with practice of development of cooperation with the non-governmental (public) organizations, associations and associations of refugees and immigrants, charity and other private foundations;

- implementation of joint projects with participation of the international organizations.

Article 4

For the purpose of implementation and development of cooperation within this agreement of the Party inform each other on changes in the national legal system regulating spheres of internal and external migration, work with the refugees, persons who are looking for shelters and voluntary immigrants, measures for implementation of immigration control and prevention of illegal migration.

Article 5

The parties hold consultations with the purpose of approval of line items within the international and regional organizations and forums in the field of population shift.

The parties consider paramount to develop cooperation and interaction within the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Central Asian region, especially regarding development of joint efforts on counteraction of illegal migration.

Article 6

Coordination of actions for cooperation of the Parties within this agreement is assigned from the Kyrgyz Side to Department of migratory service under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, from the Russian side - to the Federal Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Article 7

Agents of the parties, if necessary, hold working meetings and consultations for the purpose of consideration of questions of strengthening and increase in efficiency of cooperation within this agreement.

Article 8

All matters of argument and disagreements arising in connection with interpretation or application of provisions of this agreement are solved by consultations and negotiations.

Article 9

The parties by mutual consent make changes and additions to this agreement by signing of the relevant protocols which are integral part of this agreement.

Article 10

This agreement becomes effective from the date of signing.

This agreement is signed for a period of 5 years. Its action is automatically prolonged for the subsequent five-year periods if any of the Parties at least in six months prior to the expiration of the corresponding period does not notify other Party in writing on the intention to stop its action.

In case of cancellation of this agreement of its provision continue to be applied to all incomplete actions performed according to this agreement.

It is made in Moscow on April 18, 2003 in duplicate, everyone in the Kyrgyz and Russian languages, and both texts are equally authoritative.


For the Ministry of foreign

cases of the Kyrgyz Republic

For the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Russian Federation


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