Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 28
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Special Working Group on the development of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea discussed positions of the Caspian littoral states regarding this convention in Ashgabat during the meeting Jan. 27-29, Turkmen Dovlet khabarlary state news agency reported.
Ashgabat meeting is taking place at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states - Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran.
The agency reported that during the meeting, heads of delegations expressed positions of their states regarding certain provisions of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, designed to strengthen the legal norms of interaction in various fields in the Caspian Sea.
In September 2014, important documents were adopted - Agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources of the Caspian Sea, which provided a legal basis for the joint implementation of comprehensive measures for the protection, primarily sturgeon, as well as an Agreement on cooperation in the field of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations in the Caspian Sea and the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of hydrometeorology of the Caspian Sea.
The report said that Turkmenistan acts as a supporter of diversification of trade and economic relations between the Caspian littoral states and the full implementation of huge natural, energy, industrial, transport and transit potential the Caspian region is rich with. The Caspian region is also recognized as one of the fastest growing geopolitical and economic centers of Eurasia.
A whole range of issues was brought to the agenda of this meeting, in particular, the issues regarding conservation and protection of aquatic biological resources of the Caspian Sea, which today are of particular concern for all coastal states.