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Normative Legal Basis for International Relations

1. Interdepartmental Bilateral Agreements

The following interdepartmental bilateral agreements in the field of health care are currently in force in the Republic of Belarus:

1. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Registration, Standardization and Quality Control of Medicines between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation signed on March 12, 1999.

2. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Medicine and Health Care for 1995-1996 between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus signed on July 17, 1995.

3. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Medical Science and Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus for 1995-1996 signed on September 11, 1995.

4. Agreement on the Procedure of Works Performance Aimed at Ensuring Mutual Recognition of Technical and Medical (Laboratory) Protocols Testing of Medical Devices and Medical Equipment between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova signed on October 5, 2005.

5. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Registration, Standardization and Quality Control of Medicines between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova signed on October 5, 2005.

6. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Medical Science and Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia signed on May 3, 2005.

7. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Health Department of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed on November 4, 1999.

8. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed on November 26, 2009.

9. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan signed on July 26, 2001.
10. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania signed on December 28, 2001.

11. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic signed on December 7, 1998.

12. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of  Health Care and Medical Sciences between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China of March 21, 1994.

13. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed on April 16, 2002.

14. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Syrian Arab Republic signed on December 9, 2003.

15. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cuba signed on December 8, 2005.

16. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Health and the Moscow Department of Health (Russian Federation) signed on June 14, 2007.

17. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed on July 31, 2008.

18. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia signed on November 12, 2008.

19. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan signed on June 18, 2009.

20. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey of  October 30, 2009.

21. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region of the Russian Federation signed on February 17, 2010.

22. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-Being of the Population between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being of the Russian Federation signed on January 26, 2011.

23. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus signed on April 28, 2011.

24. Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Protection of Georgia and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus signed on May 17, 2011.

25. Memorandum on Cooperation in the Field of Medicines Circulation between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cuba signed on  June 25, 2012.

26. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Registration and Quality Control of Medicines between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Azerbaijan Republic signed on August 28, 2012.

27. Memorandum on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Health of the Krasnoyarsk Krai of the Russian Federation signed on October 30, 2012.

2. Intergovernmental Bilateral Agreements

The following intergovernmental bilateral agreements in the field of health care are currently in force in the Republic of Belarus:

1. Agreement on the Procedure of Rendering Medical Care to Citizens of the Republic of Belarus at Health Care Institutions of the Russian Federation and to Citizens of the Russian Federation at Health Care Institutions of the Republic of Belarus between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation of January 24, 2006 ratified by both parties and come into force on March 6, 2008.

2. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Medicines Production and Mutual Supply between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation of December 14, 2007 ratified by both parties and come into force on April 1, 2009.

3. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care and Medical Science between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the State of Israel signed on June 20, 2011. In accordance with Article 11, the Agreement should come into force after passing internal procedures by both parties in accordance with the national legislation. The Belarusian party has already passed necessary internal procedures aimed at coming Agreement into force. Resolution No 1330 of October 6, 2011 of the Council of Ministers on approval of the Agreement has been adopted.

3. Multilateral Intergovernmental Agreements

The following multilateral intergovernmental agreements in the field of health care are currently in force in the Republic of Belarus:

1. Agreement on Rendering Medical Care to Citizens of Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States of March 27, 1997.

2. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Health Care of June 26, 1992.

3. Agreement on Mutual Provision of Equal Rights in Getting Urgent and Emergency Medical Care to Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation of  November 24, 1998. It came into force on February 10, 1999.

Draft International Agreements

In order to broaden a contractual legal basis, the work on elaboration of the draft international agreements with Cuba, Qatar, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, and other countries is performed.