At the summit of the "Caspian five", which is expected to be held in Kazakhstan in August, it is expected to sign the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea, it is now under intensive work. This was said by Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, INTERFAX reports.
"Now the intensive work of the entire Caspian five is underway, a special working group has been created to prepare a Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea," Karasin said at a meeting of the state Duma on Wednesday in the framework of discussing the ratification of the Treaty between Russia and Turkmenistan on strategic partnership.
“In August of this year, it is planned to hold – most likely, it will be in Kazakhstan – the summit of the "Caspian five", he said. "Together with our partners, we are seriously preparing for this Convention to be signed at the upcoming summit in August," said the Deputy Minister, answering questions from the deputies.
According to the diplomat, the document "will solve many controversial issues unclear, including what the Caspian sea, as the five Caspian States will be in the future to approach the development of their resources, division of water spaces, etc."