The Caspian countries have agreed on a draft Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea. This is stated in a message posted Friday on the official website of Ministry of foreign Affairs.
"In Moscow has passed the 50-th meeting of the ad hoc working group on the elaboration of a Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea on the implementation of decisions of the Meeting of foreign Ministers of the Caspian littoral States", - stated in the message of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
The meeting was attended by delegations of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. Following the meeting, the draft Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea was agreed and the texts of the draft Convention were checked in Russian, Farsi and English in order to prepare it for signing as soon as possible during the upcoming fifth Caspian summit.
The delegates also noted the completion of the negotiation process on the draft Protocol on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context to the framework Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the Caspian sea of 04.11.2003.
The next meeting of the ad hoc working group will be held in Kazakhstan.