Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva/
Baku is preparing for the Caspian countries' summit, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told journalists at the international conference on the 90th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on July 8.
A date of the summit will be determined after the end of consultations amongst the five countries, he said.
As to Iran's claims to determine status and share the Caspian on a 20-percent part, Khalafov said this principle is discussed neither in bilateral, nor multilateral negotiations.
At the end of the latest Tehran summit, the participants adopted a joint Declaration which fixes a set of principles of the Caspian states, and will guide policy in the Caspian affairs, until a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea is developed. The declaration, particularly, confirms the sovereignty of the Caspian countries' rights to the Caspian Sea and its resources, need for immediate joint efforts to solve environmental problems in the region and confirms the regime of navigation in the Caspian Sea under the Caspian countries' national flags. The paper confirms the countries' right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, as well as impossibility of presenting ones territory to other states to commit aggression or other military action against any of these countries.