Russia is going to change agreement with Kazakhstan about settling of mutual financial questions
/IRBIS, March 23, 00/ - According to PRAIM TASS, the Government of
Russian Federation by the Decree #237 from March 18 has approved the
proposals concerning the protocol between Russian Federation and
Republic of Kazakhstan about modification of the Russian-Kazakhstan
agreement about settling of mutual financial questions, which has been
signed on October 8 1998. The protocol should correspond to the federal law
"About the international agreements of Russian Federation".
According to the project of protocol, which has been received by PRIME
TASS, the parties are going to include in the mutual financial responsibilities
within a framework of the 1998 agreement 136.3 million dollars indebtedness
of the Kazakstan's state Company Kazkontrakt to JSC Roskontrakt for 1993
and the 114,3 million dollars indebtedness of NES Kazahstanenergo to the
Russian RAO EES Russia for 1994-1996.
It is supposed to exclude from the mutual financial responsibilities the
indebtedness of RGP Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to the Ministry of Transport of
Russian Federation and Russian enterprises for 1997-1998 to the sum of
14.4 million dollars.
According to the agreement, Kazakhstan has acknowledged its debt to
Russia on the Public credits including interests to the total sum of 1.4411
Russia has recognized: the Baikonur rent indebtedness for 1994-1998
according to the government-to-government lease arrangement from
December 10, 1994 to the sum of 575 million dollars; compensation of
property losses and expenses of Kazakhstan on Baikonur exploitation in
1992-1993 to the sum of 1.318 billion dollars according to the agreement
concerning conditions of Baikonur using from March 28, 1994; and also
indebtedness for use of the military ranges in 1997-1998 to the total sum of
55 million dollars.