Kazakhstan, Astana, 22 Nov. / Trend, K.Konirova/
The 30th meeting of the Special Working Group for developing the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea started Tuesday in Astana, the press service of Kazakh Foreign Ministry said.
The meeting is held at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states. The meeting is closed to the press.
In November 2003, the Caspian countries signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea.
In July 1998 Russia and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on the delineation of the northern part of the Caspian Sea in order to exercise sovereign rights for subsoil use.
On Nov. 29, 2001, and Feb. 27, 2003, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the delineation of the Caspian Sea.
Kazakhstan , Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delineation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.