The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on cooperation in the field of environmental protection and rational environmental management
of June 2, 1997
The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan which further are referred to as with "Parties"
based on the traditional friendly and business relations which developed between two states
proceeding from understanding of integrity and indivisibility of the environment, unity of interest of the Parties in its protection and sustainable development,
in view of exclusive importance and relevance of efforts,
directed to enhancement of cooperation in the field of environmental protection and coordination of collateral actions on participation of both countries in national and international ecological programs, expressing confidence that the cooperation in the solution of common problems of environmental protection in each of the countries answers their mutual advantage,
agreed as follows:
The parties develop cooperation in the field of environmental protection and rational environmental management on the basis of equality, mutual advantage within the relevant legislation of the states.
The parties perform cooperation for the purpose of identification, studying, prevention and reducing negative impacts on the environment in the following areas:
a) harmonizations of the ecological legislation, normative legal regulation of environmental protection and environmental management;
b) productions of means and devices of control of environmental pollution;
c) enhancement of the economic mechanism of environmental management;
d) the organizations of the osobookhranyaemy natural territories and preserving biological diversity, including, in border zone;
e) agricultural production, protection of soils and rational use of land resources;
e) protection of subsoil and rational use of mineral raw material resources by implementation of low-waste and wasteless technologies;
g) protection of the air basin from cross-border pollution;
h) approvals of actions on construction of new objects in border zone;
i) protection and rational use of water resources and prevention of their pollution;
j) neutralizations, neutralizations, safe destruction and burial of toxic and radioactive waste;
k) conducting joint environmental assessments for the objects having potential cross-border impact;
l) developments and deployments of environmentally friendly resource-saving technologies, representation of mutual access in this area;
m) creations and implementations of installations on utilization household and to neutralization of low-toxic and toxic industrial wastes;
o) creations of network of information support in the field of environmental protection and environmental management and the notification about emergency situations in the border territories.
Further other forms of cooperation can be approved.
The parties for accomplishment of this agreement authorize environmental agencies of the states to enable preparation and the realization of offers on complex of actions within this Agreement.
The parties annually inform each other on the course of implementation of this agreement.
The parties help cooperation between different bodies, organizations and individuals of both states in the field of environmental protection and rational environmental management.
The parties will cooperate in area of enhancement of public administration and regulation of environmental protection and environmental management, state control, to conduct experience exchange of use of the corresponding economic mechanisms, to perform probation of specialists.
The parties will cooperate in area of implementation of joint research operations, exchange of results of scientific and technical developments.
Provisions of this agreement will not be affected other arrangements which are available or concluded after the signature of this agreement concerning cooperation of two states.
This agreement becomes effective from the date of its signing and will be effective within five years. Its action will be prolonged automatically the next five years if any of the Parties does not declare the desire to denounce it by the written notice not later than six months before expiration of this agreement.
It is made in the city of Almaty on June "2", 1997 in duplicate, everyone in the Kazakh, Uzbek and Russian languages, and all texts are equally authoritative.
For the purposes of interpretation of provisions of this agreement the text in Russian is assumed as a basis.
For the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
For the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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