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MOSCOW, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — Russia and Iran plan to develop cooperation in the Caspian Sea water area, the two sides stated at bilateral consultations that were held in Moscow Thursday.
The Russian delegation was led by Ambassador at Large Igor Bratchikov and the Iranian delegation, by Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release main attention was given to the two countries’ collaboration in the practical actions on decisions of the 3rd Caspian Summit held in Baku in November 2010 and to coordination of a draft Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
Bratchikov and Akhounzadeh stated “the closeness of Russia and Iran’s positions on the Caspian agenda and their willingness to develop bilateral cooperation and to achieve further progress at the five-sided talks on the new legal status of the Caspian Sea.”