"At the Astrakhan Summit it has been achieved the greatest progress in the 18-year negotiations on the status of the Caspian Sea." SIA reports that Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told this at the press conference on the 4th summit of the heads of state of the Caspian littoral states.
“It has a great significance of mutual trust and confidence as well security in the Caspian Sea.”told Khalaf Khalafov.
According to Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, “It has a great significance of mutual trust and confidence as well security in the Caspian Sea.” This summit can be regarded as a new stage in the negotiations. The joint statement and agreements signed during the summit clarified have clarified a number of issues. The sides agreed on use of biological resources, division of the water area of the Caspian Sea and balanced armament. The experts will specify these points in the next stage.
The next meeting would be held in Astana in 2016 and Astana Convention, more accurately reflecting the legal status of the Caspian Sea.