Russia ratifies agreement on security cooperation in Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18 / Trend /
The Russian State Duma has today ratified the agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea. One of the key provisions of this document states that the security in the Caspian Sea is the prerogative of the coastal countries, ITAR-TASS reported.
The agreement was signed in Baku on November 18, 2010. It creates a legal base for security cooperation between Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It includes a detailed list of directions and forms of interaction, in particular, combating terrorism, organized
crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, ensuring maritime and navigation safety and etc.
The agreement does not regulate the issues of military aspects of security.
The agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea was signed after the third summit of heads of Caspian countries - Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan.