BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 25. Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov noted the importance of completing ratification of cooperation between the Caspian littoral states at a joint press conference with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov in Baku on June 24, Trend reports.
"Caspian Sea is a significant element of cooperation between all five coastal countries. The historical meaning of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which was signed at the fifth summit in 2018, was once again noted. Furthermore, Russia and Azerbaijan have long completed all domestic procedures, and the ratification has already been completed between our countries. So now, we need to combine efforts to put an end to the ratification process by all the Caspian states," the minister said.
He noted that even the partial completion of the ratification process would help the Caspian littoral states cooperate and develop documents on interaction in the Caspian region and a number of other areas.
"The high-level elaboration and preparation for the sixth summit, to be held next week in Turkmenistan, is of great importance as well," the minister said.
Bayramov added that Azerbaijan is aimed at fruitful cooperation with Russian partners for the prosperity of the two countries.