Kazakh President Hopeful about Future of Caspian Seal Legal Regime

A0090568128.jpgKazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed here on Tuesday that the five littoral states have now got rid of a long-standing stalemate in specifying the legal regime of the Caspian Sea. Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with his Iranian, Russian, Turkmen and Azeri counterparts, Nazarbayev voiced pleasure in the precise management and results of the second summit of the heads of Caspian Sea littoral states.

“The meeting in 2001 produced no results, but this summit took place in a precise manner and experts fortunately carried out their tasks very well,” he said.

The Kazakh president also viewed the final statement of the summit as excellent.

He also said he was pleased with the proper management of the session by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and said that participants raised their views and cleared up doubts and ambiguities under a friendly atmosphere.

“There is now no more difference between us, which could not be resolved,” the Turkmen president reiterated.

He also expressed the hope that the convention on the Caspian Sea legal regime would be prepared for the summit of the heads of state in Baku next year.

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