Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 15 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova /
The Caspian Sea must become a region of effective integration, Kazakh Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Serik Primbetov said today.
"The Caspian region must become a region of effective integration and economic cooperation in the interests of the whole world," the ambassador said in the Trend Agency's conference room today.
"Our common task in the Caspian Sea is to establish a fully mutually beneficial partnership, to find the answers to modern challenges together and to strengthen stability in the Caspian region," the diplomat said at a press conference dedicated to the nineteenth anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence.
The ambassador called the Summit of the Heads of Caspian States in Baku on Nov. 18 a "landmark event."
He said the constructive dialogue and mutual understanding between Caspian littoral countries give hope that the agreement on the convention on the Caspian Sea's legal status will be reached through common efforts in the nearest future.
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.