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The treaty of friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Azerbaijan Republic

of May 27, 1996

The Republic of Uzbekistan and the Azerbaijan Republic, the High contracting parties which further are referred to as, being guided by the purposes and the principles of the Charter of the UN, other commonly accepted rules of international law and universal values, confirming the aspiration to accomplishment of the obligations containing in the Helsinki Final act, the Parisian Charter for new Europe and also other documents of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, being based on historically developed friendly and mutually respectful relation between their people, proceeding from the fact that further development of the relations of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation is equitable to radical interests of the people of both states, serves cause of peace, strengthening of stability and safety, the full of determination to build the interstate relations on the principles of equality, justice and mutual understanding, aiming to give new quality to bilateral cooperation in political, economic, scientific and technical, ecological, information, humanitarian, cultural and other areas and to strengthen its legal base,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

High contracting parties develop the relations as the friendly states. They in the mutual relations will be guided by the principles of sovereign equality, refusal of use of force or threat of force, peaceful settlement of disputes, inviolability of borders, territorial integrity, non-interference to internal affairs, respect of the rights and fundamental freedoms of the person, equality and mutually beneficial cooperation, fair accomplishment of the international obligations.

Article 2

Not allow high contracting parties that their territories were used by somebody for the purpose of implementation of hostile activities against other High contracting party.

Article 3

High contracting parties confirm that general safety is indivisible and will consistently perform partnership in this area, to actively promote strengthening of the world, trust and safety on bilateral and multilateral basis.

High contracting parties according to the Charter of the UN and documents of OSCE will perform activities for the purpose of peaceful settlement of the conflicts on the basis of respect and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of the states, immunity of their borders.

Article 4

High contracting parties will expand cooperation and contacts within the international organizations, to hold consultations for review of the line items on the questions which are of mutual interest based on respect and compliance with laws and the rules existing in both states.

Article 5

High contracting parties, aiming to provide necessary conditions for rapprochement of the people of both states, will comprehensively promote expansion of contacts between the citizens, the state and public organizations and associations, self-government institutions.

Article 6

High contracting parties will develop contacts and cooperation between parliaments and parliamentarians of both states.

Article 7

High contracting parties will provide favorable conditions for development of mutually beneficial bilateral economic cooperation. They will take adequate measures to enhance and bring closer to regulations and practice of the world market the mechanism of the economic and trade relations, including provision each other of most favored nation treatment or national treatment.

High contracting parties on the basis of bilateral agreements, the international obligations and regulations of the domestic legislation will create favorable economic, financial and legal conditions for business activity of legal entities and physical persons of one High contracting party in the territory of other High contracting party.

Article 8

High contracting parties will develop and deepen cooperation in the field of transit and transport communications.

Each of High contracting parties creates and provides favorable conditions for implementation of transport transactions of other High contracting party through the air, sea and river ports, railway and automobile networks and pipelines located in their territories.

Conditions and procedure for ensuring cooperation in the field of transport and transit movement will be determined by special agreements.

Article 9

High contracting parties will study opportunities and will take measures for enhancement of means, systems and communication lines between them and will sign the relevant agreements in this area.

Article 10

High contracting parties will promote contacts between the Defense Ministries of both states on the basis of free standing agreements and to interact in military and technical area.

Article 11

High contracting parties will promote creation of conditions for effective cooperation in the field of fundamental and applied sciences, joint development and deployment of the advanced equipment and technologies, and also for development of direct connections and joint initiatives of scientists, research institutions, science and production associations.

The parties will sign free standing agreements on the matters.

Article 12

High contracting parties will develop the relations in the field of education and to encourage cooperation between different educational institutions, in particular, by exchange of pupils, students, graduate students and trainees.

High contracting parties will develop the mechanism of mutual recognition of equivalence of certificates, certificates, diplomas on education, academic degrees and academic statuses.

On the matters free standing agreements will be signed.

Article 13

High contracting parties consider expansion and deepening of bilateral cultural ties necessary condition of enhancement of universal cultural heritage. Proceeding from it, High contracting parties will promote expansion of exchanges between on-stage performance groups, cultural figures, and also will provide broad access to cultural values, archives, libraries, mass media for citizens of other High contracting party equally and on the same conditions, as well as for the citizens.

Article 14

High contracting parties will directly cooperate also within the international organizations in questions of protection of the rights, protection and uses of intellectual property.


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