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Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Government of the Republic of Belarus on military cooperation

of September 3, 1998

The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Belarus which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

based on rules of international law and considering the international obligations of both states,

in view of provisions of the Agreement on collective security of May 15, 1992, and also other multilateral documents in the field of military cooperation accepted within the Commonwealth of Independent States

being guided and developing provisions of the Treaty of friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus of January 17, 1996,

aiming at expansion of military cooperation and deepening of mutual understanding in this sphere between both states,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The military cooperation between the Parties is performed for the purpose of strengthening of defense capacities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus and is based on the principles of sovereignty, equality and mutual advantage.

Article 2

The parties perform military cooperation in the following areas:

- international security and defense policy;

- military construction and reforming of armed forces;

- military science and education;

- development of the principles of training of troops;

- material logistics of activities of armed forces;

- legal and social security of activities of armed forces;

- military medicine and preserving health of the military personnel and members of their families;

- culture and sport.

Article 3

The parties cooperate in the following forms:

- official visits, working meetings and consultations;

- joint military scientific research, including on creation of the latest military technologies;

- joint development, production and mutual delivery of arms and military equipment;

- training of the military personnel in military schools of both states, joint preparation military and scientific and research and educational personnel;

- holding joint actions for training of troops;

- exchange military and scientific, military and technical and military legal information, including by holding of conferences, seminars and tenders;

- holding cultural and sporting events within military cooperation;

- the direction of the military personnel and members of their families in improving organizations of armed forces of both states;

- other forms according to the mutual arrangement.

Article 4

Realization and development of areas and the directions of military cooperation of the Party are performed by the conclusion of bilateral agreements.

For direct implementation of provisions of this agreement of the Party appoint Authorized bodies:

from the Kazakhstan Side - the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan; from the Belarusian Side - the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 5

Authorized bodies annually develop the plan of military cooperation for the next year which is approved and affirms till November 15 of the current year. The plan of military cooperation includes the name of actions, form of their implementation, time and the venue, responsible bodies, sources of financing and other questions.

Article 6

The Parties perform the financial expenses connected with implementation of actions in the field of military cooperation on the basis of reciprocity.

The host party assumes expenses on placement and food of members of delegation, and also provides necessary medical care in the military-medical organizations and transport servicing in the territory of the state.

The sending party provides at own expense payment of expenses on:

- journey of members of the delegation to the place of visit in the territory of the state of the host party and back;

- execution of necessary documents for entrance on the territory of the state of the host party.

The financial calculations connected with training of specialists in military educational institutions of other state and the direction of specialists for technical assistance are made by the conclusion of free standing agreements and contracts.

Article 7

The parties shall ensure safety of information obtained within military cooperation and observe the approved confidentiality level.

Information transfer of one of the Parties to the third party is allowed only after the notification and from written consent of other Party.

Article 8

The Parties resolve disputes and disagreements which can arise in case of implementation of this agreement by negotiations and consultations.

Changes and additions can be made to this agreement by the conclusion of additional protocols which will be its integral part.

Article 9

This agreement becomes effective from the date of exchange of notifications on accomplishment of the interstate procedures by the Parties necessary for its entry into force. This agreement is signed for a period of five years and will be prolonged automatically for the subsequent five-year periods if one of the Parties in writing does not declare the intention to stop its action, at least in six months prior to the expiration of the corresponding period.

It is made in the city of Astrakhan on September 3, 1998, in two authentic copies, everyone in the Kazakh, Belarusian and Russian languages, and all texts are equally authoritative. In case of interpretation of provisions of this agreement of the Party will be guided by the text in Russian.


For the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Government of the Republic of Belarus

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