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Putin arrives in Kazakhstan’s Aktau for fifth Caspian summit

August 12, 12:05 UTC+3 AKTAU

A final document is to be signed at the summit - a convention on the Caspian Sea’s legal status

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AKTAU, August 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Caspian Sea city of Aktau at the invitation of Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to take part in the fifth Caspian summit together with the counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

The agenda includes three main issues - the legal status of the Caspian Sea, Caspian cooperation (economy and transport, ecology and protection of biological resources), as well as regional and global issues.

A final document is to be signed at the summit - a convention on the Caspian Sea’s legal status, the draft of which was coordinated at the foreign ministerial session of the Caspian littoral nations on December 4-5, 2017 in Moscow.

Some intergovernmental documents are to be signed as well, regarding trade and economic cooperation, cooperation in the transport sector as well as cooperation to avoid incidents in the Caspian Sea. A communique of the fifth Caspian summit will be circulated after it ends.

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