(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 29. A summit of the
presidents of five Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Russia,
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran) will be held in the Turkmen
capital Ashgabat on June 29. A number of issues, including
cooperation and security will be discussed at the summit.
“The holding of the Ashgabat Summit of the presidents of the
Caspian littoral states, as well as the holding of bilateral and
multilateral meetings within the framework of the summit, will
contribute to the development of the five countries in trade,
transit, energy, agriculture and tourism,” former Iranian
ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakayin told Trend .
Pakayin added that these meetings will contribute to the further
development of maritime transport in the Caspian Sea through the
ports of 5 countries. It is also possible to increase cargo
transportation among these countries through railways.
The ex-ambassador noted that the development of cooperation
among the private sectors of the Caspian littoral states, providing
the necessary support and the reduction of duties can help to
further develop economic ties.
Also, former Iranian MP Gholamali Jafarzadeh said that the
Ashgabat Summit of the presidents of the Caspian littoral states
could help further develop relations in various fields.
Jafarzadeh stressed that this summit can be positively assessed
in various ways, including economic, transit, energy, freight and
other aspects. The Caspian littoral states can further strengthen
relations by using existing opportunities.
“This could result in the development of those countries and the
region as a whole. The summit of the Caspian littoral states will
focus on reducing the water level in the Caspian Sea and
eliminating environmental problems, and appropriate steps can be
taken in this direction,' the MP noted.
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