Azerbaijani parliament to discuss ratification of security cooperation agreement
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21 /Trend M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani parliament will discuss the issue of ratifying the agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea.
It was recommended to submit the final declaration of the leaders of five countries and the agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea to the parliament for ratification, MP Zahid Oruj said.
Despite the fact that the status of the Caspian Sea has not been determined yet, security cooperation can be considered as an important step to determine the status in the future. "Azerbaijan seeks to establish security in the Caspian Sea. At present, using the lack of legal status of the Caspian Sea, some forces are trying to turn the sea into the subject of regional problems, " 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. 27, 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.
The draft agreement between the governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the sphere of civil defense and emergency situations was discussed at the meeting of the Committee on Security and Defence and recommended to the plenary meeting of the Azerbaijani Parliament.