Amendment to the Agreement between the Ministry of Energy and
mineral resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Department of
Defense of the United States of America Concerning the Elimination of
infrastructure for weapons of mass destruction
Pursuant to Article VII, Paragraph 2 of the Agreement between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Department of Defense of the United States of America Concerning the Elimination of Infrastructure for Weapons of Mass Destruction, dated October 3, 1995, as amended June 10, 1996, September 9, 1998, December 17, 1999, July 29, 2000, May 31, 2002, April 2, 2003 and June 28, 2004 (hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement"), the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Department of Defense of the United States of America have agreed to amend the Agreement as follows:
1. To amend Article III, Paragraph 1 by replacing the words "sixty six million six thousand U.S. dollars" with the words "one hundred million U.S. dollars".
2. To amend Article III, Paragraph 2 by adding the words "or its implementing agents" after the word "MEMR."
3. To amend Article III, Paragraph 2 by renumbering existing Subparagraph 2e as Subparagraph 2g, deleting the word "and" at the end of Subparagraph 2d, and adding new Subparagraphs 2e and 2f as follows:
"e. construction of a modern diagnostic laboratory at the Aikimbayev Kazakh Science Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and modernization of diagnostic laboratories at the Scientific Research Agricultural Institute and the National Center for Monitoring, Reference, Laboratory Diagnostics, and Veterinary Methodology. Upon the completion of construction, all sites shall become property of the Government of Kazakhstan;
f. provision of diagnostic or scientific materials including but not limited to monoclonal antibodies, diagnostic reagents, and genetic sequences derived from pathogen strains transferred to the DoD; and"