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Iran hosts discussions on Caspian Sea status

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Tehran, October 23, AZERTAC

The 47th meeting of the special working group for drafting a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian-littoral countries started today in Tehran.

Addressing the event, minister of foreign affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif described the discussions over the legal status of the Caspian Sea as in the “condition of mutual understanding”. The Minister noted that the parties demonstrated constructive position during the discussions.

Azerbaijan`s deputy foreign minister Khalaf Khalafov noted that the negotiations on the determination of the legal status of the Caspian Sea were constructive, and added that the decisions adopted during the meeting of the heads of states made contribution to a process of agreement of the main principles of the Convention about the legal status of the Caspian Sea.

Speaking to the event, representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan noted the importance of discussions over the all issues between the Caspian-littoral states.

Azerbaijan`s ambassador to Iran Bunyad Huseynov attended the event.

The meeting will end on October 24.

Rabil Katanov

Special correspondent

Tehran

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