Summit of Heads of Caspian States Prepared

Politics Materials 4 September 2008 18:26 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 September /corr. Trend T.Jafarov / The summit of the Heads of Caspian States will take place in Baku at the end of October or at the beginning of November, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, Mehdi Safari, told Trend on 4 September.

"Yet five countries - Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan - have discussed 70% of the convention regarding the status of Caspian Sea. At present discussions continue with regards to determination of borders, the surface of sea and other questions," Safari said in Baku.

According to him, the positions of sides demonstrate their efforts in the desire to achieve positive results. The representative of the Foreign Ministry of Iran said that the solution of all problems within short time is impossible.

"We try so that the convention on security to be approved at the meeting of the Heads of Caspian States in Baku," said Safari.

The experts of the Caspian countries at the level of the Deputy Foreign Ministers meet in Baku on 4 September. The continuation of talks regarding status of Caspian Sea is the main theme of the meeting. "Key questions of the project of convention, and also some other questions relative to this theme will be discussed at the meeting of the Deputy Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran," Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Khalaf Khalafov, briefed the media.

The last summit on the status of the Caspian Sea took place last year in Tehran.