Russian president to attend Third Caspian Summit in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 15 / Trend /
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will attend the Third Caspian Summit in Baku on Nov. 18, the Kremlin Press Service reported.
The presidents of the five Caspian littoral countries -- Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will attend the summit.
Baku will host the summit of the Caspian littoral countries on Nov. 18. A security cooperation agreement covering the Caspian Sea is expected to be signed at the Baku summit.
On Nov. 3-4, Baku hosted the fourth meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral countries to coordinate a draft agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea.
In November 2003, the Caspian countries signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea.
In July 1998, 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.