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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of February 19, 2016

About cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy

The government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Armenia which further are referred to as with the Parties

being guided by the Agreement on the basic principles of cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy of June 26, 1992 and considering that both states are participants of the Framework programme of state cooperation – members of the CIS in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy for the period till 2020 "COOPERATION" ATOM – the CIS", accepted by the Decision of Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States of May 19, 2011,

confirming commitment of both Parties to strengthening of non-proliferation regime of nuclear weapon on the basis of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of July 1, 1968,

understanding need of adequate measures of physical protection of nuclear material and confirming strict observance of obligations assumed within the Convention on physical protection of nuclear material of October 26, 1979 and in view of that both Parties have agreements with IAEA on application of guarantees in connection with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,

noting that use of atomic energy assists in the peace purposes to all-round development of economy and growth of welfare of people, and also promotes implementation of the latest scientific and technical developments and advanced technologies, allows to keep natural resources of organic fuel,

understanding responsibility to the people and the international community for ensuring reliable and safe operation of objects of nuclear power,

being guided by the friendship existing between two states, and interests of further expansion and deepening of cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy on the basis of equality, non-interference to internal affairs of each other and respect of national advantage and sovereignty of both states

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties develop and strengthen cooperation in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes according to the legislation of each of the states of the Parties, requirements and priorities of the national nuclear programs.

Article 2

For the purposes of this agreement the terms below have the following values:

"component" – any part of the equipment or other subject, appropriately certain by agreement of competent authorities of the Parties;

"equipment" – any equipment specified in the information document of IAEA INFCIRC/254/Rev.11/Part 1, in which changes can periodically be made. Any such change is valid within this agreement only if the Parties inform each other in writing through diplomatic channels that they accept such change;

"material" – by any of the non-nuclear materials specified in the information document of IAEA INFCIRC/254/Rev.11/Part 1, in which changes can periodically be made. Any such change is valid within this agreement only if the Parties inform each other in writing through diplomatic channels that they accept such change;

"information" – scientific, commercial, specifications or other information in any form, appropriately certain by agreement of competent authorities of the Parties for provision or exchange within this agreement;

"intellectual property" – the intellectual property determined according to article 2 of the Convention establishing World Intellectual Property Organization, signed in Stockholm (Sweden) on July 14, 1967;

"nuclear material" – any initial material or the special split material according to the definitions given in the article XX of the Charter of IAEA. Any determination of Board of governors of IAEA within the article XX of the Charter of IAEA which changes the list of the materials falling under determination "initial material" or "the special split material" is valid within this agreement only if the Parties inform each other in writing through diplomatic channels that they accept such change;

"technology" – the technology determined according to the information document of IAEA INFCIRC/254/Rev.9/Part 1, in which changes can periodically be made. Any such change is valid within this agreement only if the Parties inform each other in writing through diplomatic channels that they accept such change;

"authorized organization" – the legal entity of each of the states of the Parties, which authorized competent authority of the relevant Party on implementation of cooperation within this agreement.

Article 3

The parties perform cooperation in the following directions:

development, designing, construction and operation of nuclear power plants, research reactors and other nuclear installations in the territory of the Parties;

safety of nuclear power plants, development and enhancement of systems of diagnostics and control of the capital equipment of nuclear power plants, systems of support of operation and system of accident elimination on nuclear power plants;

storage and conversion of the fulfilled nuclear fuel;

treatment of radioactive waste;

storage of sources of radioactive radiation;

accounting and control of nuclear materials, implementation of physical protection of objects of nuclear power engineering and objects of storage of the fulfilled sources of radioactive radiation;

ensuring nuclear safety, radiation protection, and also assessment of radiative effects of subjects to use of atomic energy on the environment;

training of specialists in the field of use of atomic energy and personnel on operation of nuclear power plants in higher educational institutions and the educational and training centers of the Parties for the approved programs;

implementation of basic and applied researches in the field of use of atomic energy in the peace purposes;

experience exchange in the field of ensuring cost efficiency of use of atomic energy;

use of nuclear materials and technologies in medicine, the industry and agricultural industry;

informing the public concerning use of atomic energy;

implementation of joint industrial activity;

others, the directions of cooperation which are not beyond this agreement according to the mutual arrangement of the Parties.

Article 4

The cooperation provided in Article 3 of this agreement is performed in the way:

planning and development of joint programs and projects;

forming of permanent bilateral working groups for the program implementation and projects providing mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of nuclear power;

the conclusions of separate contracts (contracts) between authorized organizations of the Parties in which are determined amount of the approved cooperation, the rights and obligations of agreement parties (contracts), financial and other conditions of cooperation between authorized organizations, according to the legislation of each of the states of the Parties;

participations of technical specialists and experts of the states of the Parties in realization of the directions of cooperation specified in Article 3 of this agreement;

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