Russian gov't approves agreement on security in Caspian Sea for further ratification
The Russian government has approved and will submit the agreement on security cooperation in the Caspian Sea to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Afterwards, the agreement will be submitted to the Duma for ratification, the Cabinet of Ministers' decision, posted in the bank of regulatory and administrative acts said, RIA Novosti reported.
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.