Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 6 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmenistan is preparing regional meetings on environmental issues and the prevention of emergency situations in the Caspian Sea, the Turkmen government said on Saturday.
The next meeting of the representatives of the competent bodies of the Caspian countries is scheduled for April 10-12 to discuss the draft agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources of the Caspian Sea.
It is planned to hold the first meeting of authorized representatives of the Caspian countries on April 17-18 to discuss the draft agreement on the prevention of emergency situations in the Caspian Sea and liquidation its consequences.
According to the government report, the proposals for the development of these draft documents were voiced by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the third summit of the presidents of the Caspian countries held in Baku in November 2010.
These projects have been prepared by the Turkmen side and sent to all Caspian-littoral countries in 2011.
Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan have a way to the Caspian Sea.
The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland water reservoir of climate generating importance not linked with any world ocean. It is unique for preserving various relict flora and fauna, including the world's largest shoal of sturgeon (90 per cent of the world's supply).