Turkmenistan gets ready for Moscow meeting on Caspian Sea legal status

  03 December 2017    Read: 1067
Turkmenistan gets ready for Moscow meeting on Caspian Sea legal status

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov will attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states in Moscow on Dec.4-5, the Turkmen Dovlat Habarlary state news agency reported Dec. 2.

The report on preparations for this meeting was presented at the session of the Government of Turkmenistan.

Meredov informed that the meeting will cover issues related to the agenda of the 5th Summit of the Heads of Caspian Littoral States that is scheduled for 2018 in Kazakhstan.

In this regard, the foreign ministers of the Caspian states will pay a particular attention to the draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea.

They will also continue discussions and consultations on draft pentalateral agreements dealing with various areas of cooperation in the Caspian Sea, including Agreements on Cooperation in Trade, Economics and Transport.

The Caspian littoral states – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran – signed the Framework Convention for Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea in November of 2003.

Russia and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the northern part of the Caspian Sea in order to exercise sovereign rights for subsoil use in July 1998. The two countries signed a protocol to the agreement in May 2002.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the Caspian Sea and a protocol to it on Nov. 29, 2001 and Feb. 27, 2003, respectively.

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delimitation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.

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