Official calls Caspian Sea legal status session progressive

June 2, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs expressed hope the Caspian Sea littoral states would reach an agreement in all the remaining key issues during the next summit meeting in the Kazakh city of Astana.

Ebrahim Rahimpour made the remarks on the sidelines of the special working group meeting to draw up the legal status of the Caspian Sea on Monday.

“Especially during the past year and since President Rouhani took office, a number of agreements have been reached and Tehran has hosted some 10 sessions,” Rahimpour said.

While understanding among the five littoral states has improved, there are still some sensitive issues to be settled, Mehr quoted Rahimpour as saying.

Putin’s special envoy for Caspian Sea Affairs Igor Bradchikov also said all participating members have deemed the summit positive, adding they have managed to take some significant steps forward during the previous meeting in Baku and the current one in Tehran.