Khalaf Khalafov: Next meeting of working group on Caspian Sea is scheduled for October

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The next meeting of the high-level working group on the Caspian Sea is scheduled for October in Moscow, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov told Report.

“This is a continuous work. As you know, we held the previous meeting in Nur Sultan. The next meeting was to be held in Iran, but for some technical reasons it did not take place. Obviously, the next meeting will be held in Moscow. Now we are working over the coordination of dates and as soon as we agree on them, the meeting will be held,” Khalafov said.

According to him, the meeting of the working group should take place before the end of the year, tentatively in October.

“This working group has its own agenda, specific issues that we are working on, and we will continue this work,” the Azerbaijani diplomat concluded.

On August 12, 2018, the “Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea” was signed and the Communique of the Fifth Caspian Summit was adopted in Aktau (Kazakhstan). Based on these documents, in order to effectively implement the Convention and consider cooperation issues in the Caspian Sea, a permanent five-sided consultative mechanism was, consisting of authorized representatives of the Caspian littoral states – the High Level Working Group on Caspian Sea Issues.