Iranian President’s Envoy for Caspian Sea to visit Moscow
The Iranian President's Special Envoy for the Caspian Issues Mohammad Mehdi Akhundzadeh will pay a two-day visit to Moscow on Jan. 17, the website of the Iranian Embassy in Russia reported.
The purpose of Akhundzadeh's visit is to discuss issues on the Caspian Sea's status with the Russian Federation's officials.
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 delimitation of the northern part of the Caspian Sea in order to exercise sovereign rights for subsoil use, in May 2002 - protocol to this agreement.
On Nov. 29, 2001 and Feb. 27, 2003, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the delimitation of the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the delimitation of adjacent sections of the Caspian Sea on May 14, 2003.
At late January Baku will host a meeting of the working group on the status of the Caspian Sea.