Foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan ("Caspian Five") will meet Sept. 28 in Astrakhan to finalize the policy statement of the Caspian summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin's assistant Yury Ushakov said Sept.26, RIA Novosti reported.
"Policy Statement [of the Caspian summit in Astrakhan] is not yet fully worked out. It is expected that the Foreign ministers will meet in Astrakhan Sept. 28 on Sunday and finalize it," said Ushakov.
It is expected that the fourth Caspian summit will be held in Astrakhan Sept. 29.
It is expected that the key issues of cooperation of the Caspian littoral countries, implementation of the decisions taken at the previous summit held in Baku, at the 2010 summit will be discussed, and the priority areas of cooperation between the countries of the region in the future will be outlined.
It is also expected that the multilateral documents will be signed at the summit.
A number of bilateral meetings between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his colleagues on the Caspian Five is also envisaged within the framework of the summit.