Iranian deputy FM: We won’t allow regional conflicts and crises to affect peaceful Caspian Sea

Iranian deputy FM: We won’t allow regional conflicts and crises to affect peaceful Caspian Sea
# 05 March 2015 11:29 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. “The sides came to a unanimous agreement on 6 provisions of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea,” Iranian Deputy FM Ibrahim Rahimpur said on Thursday, APA reports.

According to him, the working group made some progress at their Baku meeting over the last two days.

“The discussions held for 20 years will in the near future pave the way for a final agreement. We have already agreed on 6 provisions of the draft Convention, which will cover the documents adopted at the Astrakhan summit. Apart from the securing of the legal regime on the Caspian Sea, we also had discussions with Azerbaijan on bilateral relations. There are enough conflicts and crises in the region. We will not allow these conflicts and crises to affect the peaceful Caspian Sea,” said Ibrahim Rahimpur.

Azerbaijani Deputy FM Khalaf Khalafov said the existence of mutual trust and stability among the Caspian Sea littoral states allows a negotiated solution to the problems of the Caspian Sea which serves improving material and social welfare of the littoral countries.

“About 80 percent of the Convention on the Caspian Sea legal status has been agreed upon. To coordinate the details of some articles, we will continue meetings of the working group prior to the summit in Astana,” Khalafov noted.

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