Protocol on amending and supplementing the Agreement on the basic principles of military-technical cooperation between the states parties to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992

The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,

Guided by the provisions of the Concept of Collective Security and the Basic Provisions of the coalition strategy of the States Parties to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992 (hereinafter - the Treaty) that their armed forces are part of the forces and means of the collective security system and can be included in the coalition (regional ) groups of troops in order to implement Article 4 of the Treaty,

striving to increase the effectiveness of interaction in the framework of the Agreement on the Basic Principles of Military-Technical Cooperation between the States Parties to the Treaty (hereinafter - the Agreement),

agreed as follows:

Article 1

Article 2 of the Agreement shall read as follows:

Supplies of military products on preferential terms are carried out by the Parties in the interests of their national armed forces for the practical implementation of the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992, unless otherwise specified by relevant international treaties.

These deliveries are made in accordance with the regulatory legal acts of the Parties under separate contracts (agreements) concluded between their subjects of military-technical cooperation.

Article 2

The first paragraph of Article 6 of the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

The Parties will not sell or transfer concessionary goods (contracts) specified in Article 2 of this Agreement to military products to foreign states, individuals and legal entities or international organizations without the prior written consent of the Party that supplied military products.

Article 3

To supplement the Agreement with a new article under number 10 in the following edition, accordingly changing the numbering of subsequent articles:

The parties shall, in the shortest possible time, provide military-technical assistance to either of the Parties in the event of a situation arising, which will be assessed by the Collective Security Council as a threat to commit an act of aggression against that Party, or when the State party applies its right to individual or collective self-defense in accordance with Article 51 UN Charter, or when the state party has become the object of acts of terrorism or other threats to its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The financial and economic conditions for the provision of military technical assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the capabilities of the Parties.

Military-technical assistance in the form of deliveries of military products is carried out on the basis of relevant contracts (agreements).

Article 4

This Protocol is an integral part of the Agreement.

Article 5

This Protocol enters into force in the manner prescribed by Article 14 (in new numbering) of the Agreement, but not earlier than the Protocol on the procedure for exercising control over the targeted use of military products supplied in the framework of the Agreement on the Basic Principles of Military-Technical Cooperation for those states to enter into force between the States Parties to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992.

Done in one original copy in Russian. The original copy is kept at the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which will send each state that has signed this Protocol its certified copy.

September 19, 2003, Yalta


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