MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. The foreign ministers of the five Caspian states (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan) have reached an agreement on future work after the signing of the Convention of the legal status of the Caspian Sea at the Aktau summit on August 12, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Saturday following the ministerial meeting.
Russia was represented at the meeting by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
"The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan expressed satisfaction with the achieved level of cooperation and agreed on the modalities for future work on the Caspian Sea agenda after the upcoming signing of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea by the Caspian littoral states’ presidents," the ministry noted.
The fifth Caspian summit will be held in Aktau, Kazakhstan, on August 12. The Caspian states’ foreign ministers gathered there in the run-up to the summit to discuss the completion of preparations for it.