TASHKENT, Uzbekistan: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan (CICU) and the Uzbekistan Tourist Information Center by Travel Advisor International (CENTER) (Pakistan).
The MoU was signed by the Director Hamid Mahmood on behalf of the Uzbekistan Tourist Information Center by Travel Advisor International and the Chairman Shaazim Minovarov on behalf of the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan.
Under the MoU, the CICU and CENTER agreed as follows;
1.1. The main purpose of this Memorandum is – development of research and tourism projects, the development of ziyarah (Islamic) tourism, the implementation of exchanges of specialists, information and scientific data.
1.2. The parties confirm that this Memorandum is the basis for the development of specific cooperation programs between them. Terms of exchange and complete details of the cooperation will be specified in the individual Program Implementation Agreements.
1.3. The parties have agreed that supplementary documents shall be developed in addition to this Memorandum. Each Program Implementation Agreement will be dedicated to the realization of a specific project with a list of terms of exchange, financing and other necessary data.
1.4. In accordance with the objectives of this Memorandum, the two sides agreed that the term “Program Implementation Agreement” means an appropriate agreement detailing certain forms of cooperation or programs, where the academic and administrative management staff of the CICU and CENTER will participate. Program Implementation Agreements shall become effective only when signed by the authorized representatives of the parties.
1.5. The list of forms of co-operation specified in this Memorandum is not exhaustive. New projects could be undertaken subject to mutual agreement of the signatories.
2.1. The CICU and the CENTER agreed to make their efforts with a view to enhancing their experience in the exchange of information on research and educational materials.
2.2. The parties expressed their desire to exchange books, various methodological handbooks, publications and other materials demonstrating the achievements of the two institutions in the field of tourism.
3.1. Both sides will develop exchange programs for team of professors and teachers, researchers, administrative and managerial staff under the conditions set out in the Program Implementation Agreement, specifying terms, funding, services and other necessary information, as indicated above.
4.1. The parties will develop a plan for collaborative projects on cooperation for every three years, explaining the rationale, duration and timing of the programs, and terms of cooperation.
4.2. The financial terms of the visit will be stipulated in the agreements on the implementation of joint programs.
5.1. The protection of intellectual property rights is provided through the legislation in force of the location of the Parties. In some cases, the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the results of individual researches, can be protected in accordance with the terms and conditions that will be agreed upon by the parties when signing collaborative project agreements.
5.2. The use of official symbolic signs and logos is subject to the prior written approval of both parties.
6.1. This Memorandum, which shall enter into force on the date of signature by both parties and shall remain in force for 5 years.
6.2. This Memorandum is elaborated and signed in English, two copies of each versions being equally authoritative.