The summit of the heads of the Caspian states, where the draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea will be discussed, will be held in Astana in spring 2018, RIA Novosti quoted Russian president’s special representative for humanitarian cooperation with the Caspian countries Ramazan Abdulatipov on December 13.
“The summit of the Caspian countries’ heads is likely to be held in spring next year in Astana. Coordination is under way through the Foreign Ministry,” Abdulatipov said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has earlier said that work on a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea is almost completed and the draft convention will be submitted for approval by the Caspian states’ heads.
The agreed draft convention implies a sectoral division of the Caspian seabed on the basis of bilateral agreements between the littoral states.