Turkmenistan ratifies two agreements on Caspian Sea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 13
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmen MPs approved and unanimously ratified two agreements on the Caspian Sea which were signed at the Caspian summit in Astrakhan in September 2014.
The matter rests in the ratification of the agreement on the conservation and rational use of water biological resources of the Caspian Sea and the agreement on cooperation in the prevention and elimination of emergency situations in the Caspian Sea.
The Caspian Sea washes the coastline of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland water reservoir not linked with any world ocean. It is unique for preserving various relict flora and fauna, including the world's largest shoal of sturgeon.
Experts maintain that there are a number of prerequisites for possible pollution of the Caspian Sea. Among those are the development of hydrocarbon reserves in the sea and the surrounding areas, the high density of population and industry in the adjacent areas, intensive agricultural development in the valleys which have rivers flowing into them, the lack of a river to sea explicit geochemical barrier and a closed basin.