Caspian summit to be held in Russia
The summit of the Caspian littoral states will be held in Russia, Russian Presidential Special Envoy for the Caspian Sea Alexander Golovin said today in Moscow following the 29th meeting of a special working group on the development of a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, ITAR-TASS reported.
"The date of the summit and the Russian city where the summit will be held have not yet been determined. Determining the place is the prerogative of the Russian president," he stressed.
Golovin also stressed that the next meeting of the Special Working Group will be held in Astana.
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.