Russian President’s special representative: “Moscow conference paved the way for achieving progress on the legal status of the Caspian Sea”

Baku: “The conference of Foreign Ministers of the Caspian littoral countries in Moscow paved the way for achieving progress on the legal status of the Caspian Sea at the summit to be held in Astrakhan in fall,” Igor Bratchikov, the Russian president’s special envoy for the delimitation and demarcation of borders with CIS states, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Bratchikov told RIA Novosti, APA reports. “Significant progress was reached on the issues regarding future status of the Caspian Sea. This progress should be strengthened at the upcoming summit,” he said.

The diplomat said that the Ministers work hard and achieved progress in the preparation of documents that will be included in the agenda of the summit to be held in Astrakhan: “There was no discord on the agenda of the summit. There are still problems regarding formulation of documents. I consider that we will be able to solve these problems in the next few months. Agreement in principle was reached regarding preparations for the summit.”

Bratchikov noted that Iran would host the meeting of a working group at the level of Deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral countries at the end of May/beginning of June.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY