Deputy foreign ministers of Russia, Sergey Ryabkov and Azerbaijan, Khalaf Khalafov discussed in Moscow the situation around the draft multilateral agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.
In September 2008, Azerbaijan circulated amongst the Caspian states its draft security agreement on the Caspian Sea, after which all parties made preliminary comments on the document and confirmed their readiness to attend the meeting.
"The parties confirmed commitment to intensify the finalization of the project in light of the upcoming Third Caspian Summit in Baku," the Russian Foreign Ministry's website reported.
The draft agreement on security in the Caspian Sea deals with multilateral cooperation in various areas - border forces, anti-drug services through the emergency situations ministries, interior ministries, port authorities, transport, security of oil infrastructure.
In March, the Caspian states agreed in Baku the main provisions of the agreement on joint security activities in the Caspian Sea through the border and customs services and law-enforcement agencies.