Iranian president's special envoy: Iran prepares doctrine on Caspian Sea
At present, Iran is working on a plan of actions for further actions at sea, particularly in the environmental field, trade, according to the SWAP scheme. Iran is preparing a document "Iranian doctrine in the Caspian Sea". It aims to discuss cooperation with the Caspian littoral countries, special envoy of Iranian president on Caspian issues Mohammad Mehdi Akhundzadeh said at a press conference after the Baku summit of Caspian littoral countries (Nov. 18), MEHR agency reported.
He said that Iran has always adhered to the position of equitable division of the sea, taking into account the interests of all coastal countries.
The Caspian littoral countries must be more active in the issues on which the positions of the parties coincide, he said.
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.
On Nov. 29, 2001 and Feb.2 7, 2003, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the Caspian Sea.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delimitation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.