31 Jan 2019 10:31

Kazakh parliament ratifies Convention on Legal Status of Caspian Sea

ASTANA. Jan 31 (Interfax) - The Senate, the upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament, passed a bill ratifying the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea at its session on Thursday, an Interfax correspondent reported.

The document will now be submitted to the Kazakh president for signature.

The convention was signed by the five Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) in the Kazakh city of Aktau on August 12, 2018.

The document determines and regulates the parties' rights and obligations regarding the use of the Caspian Sea, including its water resources, seabed, subsoil reserves, natural resources, and airspace.