All 5 states to ink convention on legal status of Caspian Sea in 2017


A worker walks in front of the oil derricks on the Azeri section of the Caspian Sea.

Lavrov says experts will work intensively in the next couple of months

ASTANA – The countries of all five Caspian littoral states plan to sign the convention on the legal status of the oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea in the next year at the presidential summit, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov said in Astana.

A meeting of the Council of heads of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the five Caspian littoral states - Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan - was held in Astana on July 13. The main topic of the talks was the coordination of t...

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