Kazakhstan, Russia to discuss transboundary cooperation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.13
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Russian city of Astrakhan will host a meeting of the Russian-Kazakhstan permanent commission for the cross-border cooperation in the field of water on Nov. 13- 15, Astrakhan region administration said.
The meeting will be held under chairmanship of Deputy Head of Russian Federal Agency for Water Resources, Vadim Nikanorov.
The parties plan to sign a number of documents within the meeting.
Kazakhstan and Russia have many common water bodies, including the Ural River, Big and Small Uzen Rivers and their tributaries - the Ilek and Or Rivers. Cooperation between the two countries allows developing an action plan for the rational use of water resources, as well as exchange of hydrometeorological, hydrological, hydrochemical and water information.
The negotiators will also inspect hydraulic structures in the village Rastopulovka in Privolzhsky District as part of the meeting.
The Government of Russia and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on joint use and protection of transboundary waters in 1992.
Edited by S.I.