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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.30
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
The Astrakhan Summit of the heads of state of Caspian Sea countries laid the foundation for the new stage of determining the status of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told reporters on Sept.30.
He said the agreement on bio resources will give opportunity to all five littoral states to more rationally use these resources of the Caspian Sea.
"The second important factor is the signing of the agreements on cooperation in emergency situations and hydrometeorology adopted during the summit," the deputy minister said.
Khalafov added that the statement of the heads of state determined the main principles for defining the status of the Caspian Sea.
The 4th Caspian Summit was held in Astrakhan, Russia on Sept. 29.
The summit brought together the heads of all Caspian littoral states - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The 'Caspian Five' (Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) reached several important agreements on the common use of the Caspian Sea.