9 Aug 2018 13:59

Caspian Five agree on summit agenda - Kazakh Foreign Ministry

ASTANA. Aug 9 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has confirmed the agenda of the upcoming 5th Caspian Summit.

"The agenda of the 5th Caspian Summit to be held on August 12 in the Kazakh city of Aktau approved by the five parties contains three main issues: 1. The legal status of the Caspian Sea. 2. Issues of cooperation in the Caspian Sea (economics and transport, ecology and protection of bioresources, security); 3. Regional and global international topics," the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

It is planned to sign the main final document of the summit, the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, the draft of which was finalized at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian States in Moscow on December 4-5, 2017.

During the summit, a number of international documents (including agreements on cooperation in the field of transport, trade, and economic cooperation and avoiding incidents in the Caspian Sea, as well as three protocols to the agreement of November 18, 2010 on security cooperation in the Caspian, which concern the fight against organized crime, terrorism, and interaction among border agencies of the Caspian States) will be signed, according to the statement.

It is planned to release a joint statement after the meeting.

In addition, on August 11, a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian states will be held, according to the statement.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will attend the summit at the invitation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.