Russia supports accelerating Caspian Sea Convention
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 26 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
Russia supports accelerating work on the Convention on the Caspian Sea's Legal Status.
"Russia supports accelerating work on the convention on the eve of the summit of the heads of states, so we can prepare drafts of documents by the next summit, and, preferably, coordinate a draft convention at the working group level," Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador for Special Assignments Alexander Golovin said today at a meeting of a special working group in Baku.
Today, Baku is hosting a regular meeting of the working group on the convention.
He said Russia has assumed making the relevant agreement, and it will be possible to discuss it during the next meeting.
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 delineation 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 delineation of the Caspian Sea.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delineation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.