Caspian countries have developed an agreement on two areas on the Caspian Sea zone - the state sovereignty zone and the fishing zone, Russian President Vladimir Putin's assistant Yury Ushakov said Sept.26, RIA Novosti reported.
"It was possible to reflect the position on the delimitation of the waters in the statement of the presidents as a result of the work of experts," Ushakov said.
Two zones have been defined, the state sovereignty zone and the second zone with fishing rights, he added.
The statement is expected to be signed by the leaders at the summit in Astrakhan.
"These two zones will make 25 nautical miles," Ushakov said.
He also said that 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 policy statement prepared for the summit [Caspian summit] includes barring of the presence armed forces of non-regional powers in the Caspian Sea. Difficult consultations were also held on this issue, but the parties have agreed to this principle," Ushakov said.
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.