Azeri Deputy FM to participate in Moscow meeting on Caspian status
Khalaf Khalafov, the Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Ministers, will participate in the 20th meeting of a special working group on definition of Caspian legal status. The meeting is scheduled for 14-15 March, Trend reports.
During the consultations the high ranking expert delegations will continue coordinating a draft Convention on Caspian legal status. The document reflects issue concerning the exploitation of Caspian natural reserves, in particular, the oil and gas reserves, shipment, fishing, and ecology problems.
Attending the gathering in Moscow will be Deputy Foreign Ministers of five Caspian littoral countries Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
Working group on Caspian was established 9 years ago at the resolution of the Foreign Ministers of 5 littoral countries and the last consultations were held in Astana.