7th Caspian Sea summit to be held in Tehran

TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) – Iran will host the next edition of the Caspian Sea summit, according to the final statement of the 6th Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

At the end of the  6th Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the heads of states of the five participant countries' issued a final statement of the Caspian Sea summit in Ashgabat.

The participant countries agreed to hold their next meeting in Tehran. 

In addition, the heads of states of Caspian countries will continue to undertake efforts to maintain regional security and bolster mutually beneficial cooperation, according to a communique released following the Ashgabat Summit on Wednesday, according to TASS.

"The presidents, confirming the adherence to the principles and norms of the United Nations Charter and international law, taking into account the increasing role of the Caspian Sea region worldwide, expressed the readiness of the Caspian states to maintain regional security and stability, boost mutually beneficial economic cooperation, ensure the ecologic safety and develop cultural, humanitarian, scientific and other ties," the document said.

It was noted that the presidents discussed the most important issues of the five-party cooperation on the Caspian in a friendly and trusting atmosphere as well as the pertinent international and regional issues of mutual interest. Additionally, the presidents emphasized the importance of the decisions of the previous Caspian Summits and the necessity of their effective implementation. They also gave high marks to the signing of the August 12, 2018 Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea.

"The presidents noted the existing high potential of comprehensive interaction and positively assessed the level of cooperation between the Caspian states," the communique concluded.

The summit was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

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