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The treaty of friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ukraine

of January 20, 1994

The Republic of Kazakhstan and Ukraine which further are referred to as with High contracting parties

proceeding from the relations of friendship and mutual respect existing between them, movable by aspiration to further development and strengthening of full cooperation between both states,

what is equitable to radical interests of their people,

full of determination to continue construction of the independent democratic states of Kazakhstan and Ukraine, noting that the Contract between the Kazakh SSR and the Ukrainian SSR of February 20, 1991 played positive role in development of the relations between both states,

aiming to give new quality to the relations and to strengthen the legal base of cooperation between both states according to realities of the international life,

confirming the commitment to the conventional holes of international law, to the purposes and the principles of Articles of organization Combined the Nations, following the obligations undertaken within the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

agreed as follows:

Article 1

High contracting parties base the relations on mutual respect, trust and consent, on the principles of respect of independence, the state sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders, equality and non-interference to internal affairs of each other, nonuse of force or threat of force, including economic and different ways of pressure, peaceful settlement of disputes, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, fair accomplishment of obligations, and also other universally recognized norms of international law.

Article 2

High contracting parties interact in accomplishment of the following international treaties in the field of enforcement of trust and safety, continuation of process of arms limitation and disarmament, strengthening of peacekeeping role of the UN, CSCE, promote peaceful settlement of the conflicts and other situations infringing on their interests.

Article 3

High contracting parties hold regular consultations with the purpose of exchange of opinions both concerning the bilateral relations, and on the multilateral problems which are of mutual interest. They in necessary cases coordinate the line items for the purpose of implementation of coordinated actions.

For this purpose under approval between the parties regular summits are held. Such meetings are held at least, than once a year.

By the parties the mixed commissions for the solution of single questions in different areas can be created.

Article 4

High contracting parties shall abstain from participation or support of any actions directed against other Party, never and will use under no circumstances the armed forces against each other.

In case of the situation creating according to one of the Parties, threat to peace violating or infringing on the interests of its safety, territorial integrity and sovereignty she can address Other Party with the offer to instantly hold consultations. The parties will exchange the relevant information and to aim at approval of necessary measures for overcoming such situation.

Article 5

High contracting parties will build the relations in the field of military cooperation on the basis of the free standing agreement.

Article 6

High contracting parties guarantee to the citizens, irrespective of their nationality or other distinctions, the equal rights and freedoms. Each of the Parties guarantees to the citizens of other Party living in its territory irrespective of their national identity, religion or other distinctions, the civil, social, economic and cultural laws and freedoms according to the universally recognized norms about human rights, and also taking into account the legislation of the Parties.

Article 7

High contracting parties cooperate in implementation of the rights of the citizens living in the territory of each other give them protection and support according to the universally recognized norms of international law and obligations within CSCE.

The parties will sign the consular convention, the agreement on legal assistance on civil and criminal cases and other agreements necessary for ensuring protection of the rights of the citizens.

Article 8

High contracting parties shall take in the territory legislative and other measures for prevention and the suppression of any actions directed against individuals or groups of persons and based on racial, national or religious intolerance or hostility.

Article 9

High contracting parties promote development and provide protection of ethnic, cultural, language and religious identity of ethnic minorities in the territory and create conditions for promotion of this originality.

Each of the Parties guarantees the right to persons belonging to ethnic minorities, individually or together with other persons belonging to ethnic minorities freely to express, keep and develop the ethnic, cultural, language or religious originality, to support and develop the culture in all its aspects, without being exposed to any attempts of assimilation contrary to the will.

The parties guarantee the right to persons belonging to ethnic minorities completely and to effectively perform the human rights and fundamental freedoms and to use them without any discrimination and in the conditions of full equality before the law. The parties will cooperate in area TV and broadcastings, providing cultural and spiritual needs of ethnic minorities.

The parties provide the right of persons belonging to ethnic minorities to participation in the public affairs effective and adequate to their requirement relating to protection and promotion of identity of such minorities.

For this purpose the Parties will sign the agreement on cooperative principles on providing the rights of ethnic minorities.

Article 10

High contracting parties promote further strengthening of friendship between their people and for this purpose expand contacts between the citizens both on individual basis, and through the state, public and other organizations. They undertake necessary measures for creation of the optimum mode of trips of citizens in the territory of each other.

Article 11

High contracting parties will pay attention to development of contacts and cooperation between parliamentarians of both states.

Article 12

High contracting parties will provide favorable conditions for development of mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation. For this purpose they will provide each other most favored nation treatment.

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