Kazakhstan to attend working group`s meeting on Caspian Sea status
Azerbaijan Deputy FM Khalaf Aly oglu Khalafov informed that the special working group will discuss in Baku the Caspian Sea status, BNews.kz reports. All the countries, including Kazakhstan, confirmed the participation in Baku meeting.
The Deputy FM told journalists “the special working group on development of the Draft Convention on the legal Caspian Sea status will meet at the end of January in Baku”.
As BNews.kz correspondent reports, there is a continued discussion of outstanding issues on the Draft Convention of the working group`s meeting.
"This meeting of a working group has the preparatory character before the ministers` meeting,” the Deputy FM noted, adding that the works on preparation of the Draft Convention, and also discussions on other open issues will be carried out.
The discussion of the preparation for holding the summit in 2017 can be also introduced at the meeting, Kh.Khalafov said.
The coastal states (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran) signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea in November, 2003.
In July, 1998 Kazakhstan and Russia signed the agreement on sea bottom` s delimitation of the Caspian Sea`s northern part for the subsoil usage, the protocol to this agreement was signed in May 2002. In November 29, 2001 and on February 27, 2003 Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan signed the agreement on sea bottom`s delimitation of the Caspian Sea, and the relevant protocol to it was signed.
Also Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Russia signed the agreement on the interface location, the boundary lines of the Caspian Sea` areas of contiguous territory were signed in May 14, 2003.