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Agreement on bases of the interstate relations of Ukraine and Azerbaijan Republic

of November 19, 1991

Ukraine and the Azerbaijan Republic which hereinafter are referred to as further the High Contractual Parties,

confirming the right of the people to dispose of the destiny,

proceeding from the Declaration on the state sovereignty of Ukraine of July 16, 1990, the Act of declaration of independence of Ukraine of August 24, 1991 and the Declaration "About Recovery of the State Independence to the Azerbaijan Republic" of August 30, 1991, the Constitutional Act of the state independence of the Azerbaijan Republic of October 18, 1991,

aiming to build democratic constitutional states of Ukraine and Azerbaijan,

intending to develop the interstate relations based on the principles of sovereign equality, non-interference to internal affairs, refusals of use of force or threat of force or economic methods of pressure, settlement of controversial problems conciliatory means, and also other conventional principles and rules of international law,

considering that further development and consolidation of the traditional relations of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between them are equitable to radical national interests of the people of both states and serve cause of peace and safety,

being guided by the aspiration to strengthen the contractual legal basis of relations of the sovereign states,

confirming the commitment to the purposes and the principles of Articles of organization of the United Nations, the Helsinki Final act, the Parisian charter for new Europe and other fundamental documents concerning safety and cooperation in Europe and Asia,

undertaking to respect the universally international standards about human rights,

agreed about it:

Article 1

The high Contractual Parties recognize each other as the sovereign states and shall abstain from actions which can cause damage to the state sovereignty of other Party.

Article 2

The high Contractual Parties guarantee to the citizens irrespective of their nationality, religion or other differences the equal rights and freedoms.

Questions of acquisition of nationality by persons of one of the Parties who live in the territory of other Party will be settled by the relevant agreements taking into account the legislation of the Parties on nationality.

Article 3

Each of the High Contractual Parties guarantees to citizens of other Party who live in its territory, irrespective of their national identity, religion or other differences the civil, political, social, economic and cultural laws and freedoms according to the universally international standards about human rights.

Each of the parties protects the rights of the citizens who live in the territory of other Party, gives them full assistance and support according to the universally recognized norms of international law.

Article 4

The high Contractual Parties promote expression, preserving and development of ethnic, cultural, language and religious identity of ethnic minorities which live in their territories.

Ukraine and the Azerbaijan Republic show care of satisfaction of language and other national and cultural and spiritual needs according to Ukrainians who live in Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijanians who live in Ukraine. The parties within current laws will cooperate in satisfaction of these requirements.

Article 5

The high Contractual Parties will develop equal and mutually beneficial cooperation of the people and the states in the field of policy, economy, culture, education, health care, ecology, science, the equipment, trade, in humanitarian and other areas, will promote broad information exchange, honesty and will steadily observe cross liabilities.

The parties are considered necessary to sign the corresponding agreements on cooperation.

Article 6

The high Contractual Parties are recognized and respect territorial integrity of Ukraine and the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 7

The high Contractual Parties, aiming at further consolidation of international peace, recognize need of cooperation of both states in the field of defense and safety based on Acts of independence of the Parties and according to the Charter of the UN.

Article 8

The high Contractual Parties are recognized that questions belong to the sphere of their joint activities which is implemented on equal basis through the general coordinating institutes of the Parties:

- providing and human rights protections;

- interactions in foreign policy and foreign economic activity;

- cooperation in forming and development of the Common Economic Space, in the field of customs policy;

- managements of systems of transport and communication, including satellite communication and telecommunications;

- cooperation in the field of environmental protection in the territories, participations in creation of comprehensive international system of ecological safety;

- migration policy;

- fight against crime.

Article 9

The high Contractual Parties will perform economic, organizational, technical and other cooperation for the purpose of mitigation of consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophic crash, permission of environmental problems of the Caspian Sea.

Article 10

The high Contractual Parties are recognized behind each of them it is right to determine independently patterns of ownership and to govern the property relations in the territory.

The legal regime of state-owned property, property of legal entities and citizens of one Party which is in the territory of other Party is regulated by the legislation of the last.

The parties agree that all questions concerning property which was qualified as allied property earlier are regulated by the relevant agreements taking into account legislations of the Parties.

Article 11

The high Contractual Parties encourage development of the mutually beneficial economic, trade, scientific and technical relations at the levels:

- state governing bodies;

- banks and financial system;

- academies of Sciences;

- bodies of territorial (municipal) self-government;

- companies, associations, organizations and organizations;

- joint Ukrainian-Azerbaijani and Azerbaijani-Ukrainian businesses and organizations;

- sole proprietor companies.

The parties agreed that specific mechanisms of the intereconomic relations, trade exchange, all types of communication and transportations, and also questions of economic and information cooperation will be settled by intergovernmental agreements.

The parties will not apply unilaterally the destabilizing economic actions which cause damage to each other.

Article 12

The high Contractual Parties will sign intergovernmental agreements about mutual deliveries and services, payments, the prices and movement of securities, and also about terms of transition to mutual calculations for the world prices. This list of agreements is not exhaustive.

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