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Experts from Caspian Littoral States Work on Draft Protocol on Safety of Maritime Navigation
2 Mar
Experts from Caspian Littoral States Work on Draft Protocol on Safety of Maritime Navigation

The meeting of authorized representatives of the Caspian littoral states was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan to discuss a draft Protocol of Cooperation on the Safety of Maritime Navigation in the Caspian Sea. This is reported by official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

Experts from the five coastal states – the Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Turkmenistan –participated in the meeting.

The Protocol is one of three documents that should be prepared under the Agreement on Security Cooperation in the Caspian Sea, signed at the Third Summit of the Heads of State of the Caspian littoral states in Baku in November 2010.

On instructions from the head of state Turkmen specialists drew up the draft Protocol in 2015.

Three years later, the coastal nations’ leaders highlighted the need to finalize the document in the Communiqué of the Fifth Caspian Summit.