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The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on cooperation in fight against drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors

of June 13, 2000

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

deeply concerned by the growing scales of the problem of abuse and drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors representing threat of life, to health, welfare of their people;

understanding that scales of threat of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors require development of new strategy and approaches to strengthening international cooperation; considering that strengthening of cooperation in fight against drug trafficking, psychotropic substances, precursors and abuse of them is equitable to radical interests of the people of the states of the Parties;

in view of the Single Convention of the UN on drugs of 1961 with the amendments made to it according to the Protocol of 1972 on amendments to the Single Convention of the UN on drugs of 1961, the Convention on psychotropic substances of 1971 and the Convention of the United Nations on fight against illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances of 1988;

considering the purposes and tasks proclaimed in the World Programme of Action on international cooperation in fight against production, the offer, demand, illicit trafficking and distribution of drugs and psychotropic substances of 1990;

being guided by the conventional principles and rules of international law; observing the legislation of the states of the Parties,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The cooperation provided by this agreement is performed by direct contacts and arrangements between competent authorities of the Parties.

Competent authorities of the Parties are:

in relation to the Republic of Kazakhstan

1. Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on fight against drug addiction and drug trafficking (main coordinator).

2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

3. Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

4. Committee of homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

5. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

6. The agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for health care.

7. Customs committee of the Ministry of state revenues of the Republic of Kazakhstan. in relation to the Republic of Tajikistan:

1. Agency on control of drugs in case of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (the main coordinator).

2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

3. Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

4. Ministry of safety of the Republic of Tajikistan.

5. Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan.

6. Customs committee under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

7. Committee on protection of frontier under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 2

The parties will coordinate the national policy and to aim to speak from the approved line items at the international forums on all questions of control over drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors.

Competent authorities of each of the Parties, according to the national legal system, will be on own initiative or on demand, in perhaps short time, to communicate:

1. About forms and methods of identification of sources of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors in illicit trafficking and the methods applied to suppression of their distribution, technique of identification of consumers of drugs and psychotropic substances about the organization of operational search activities for identification of distributors of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors;

2. About the concrete facts, events and persons involved in interstate drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors;

3. About the vehicles, loads, mailings, routes used in case of interstate drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors;

4. About the elicited facts or attempts of illicit movement of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors on the territory or from the territory of the states of the Parties;

5. About methods of concealment of the drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors applied when transporting, and methods of their identification including the organization of border control;

6. About the established illegal carriers of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors and the revealed routes of their movement;

7. About the cases in the relation of face or group of persons which violated the law of the states of the Parties on fight against abuses and drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors;

8. About methods and methods of legalization of income gained from illegal transactions with drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors;

9. About new types of the drugs and psychotropic substances which appeared in illicit trafficking, technologies of their production and the substances used at the same time, the latest technical means on detection of drugs, and also other information which is of mutual interest.

Article 3

Information provided by the Parties as in oral, and in writing, will be considered as confidential and to be used only for the purpose of implementation of this agreement.

Information transferred by one Party to other Party can be transferred to the third party only with the consent of the transferring Party. In case of probability of disclosure or the disclosure of the confidential information transferred by one Party, other Party without delay informs the transferring Party, informs her on circumstances of this event and its effects, and also measures taken for the prevention in the future of such events.

The parties will ensure safety of the confidential information transferred each other according to the national legal system of the states and the existing international treaties.

Article 4

The parties perform the approved actions and transactions for overlapping of channels of illicit movement of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors, including carrying out controlled deliveries.

The decision on carrying out controlled delivery is made in each separate case and can consider financial arrangements of the Parties, if necessary.

Article 5

The parties can transfer according to the legislation samples of the drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors confiscated in the territory of their states to the order of the laboratories working according to international standards for the analysis and studying for the purpose of determination of their origin, and also their chemical and physical characteristics. The received data of the Party represent each other on mutually advantageous conditions.

Article 6

Competent authorities of the Parties, according to their national legal systems, perform investigation and search operations on requests.

Article 7

All requests about the assistance provided by this agreement shall contain:

a) the name of competent authority of the requesting Party and competent authority of the required Party;

b) statement of being of request;

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