Presidents of Caspian Countries Ink Communiqué Following Summit in Ashgabat

Presidents of Caspian Countries Ink Communiqué Following Summit in Ashgabat
Meeting of the Presidents of Caspian Countries in narrow format, June 29, 2022, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Photo: Press Service of the President of Turkmenistan)

Presidents of the Caspian countries – Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia – adopted the final communiqué of the sixth Caspian Summit, which was held in Turkmen capital Ashgabat on Wednesday.

The summit talks was attended by the leaders of the Caspian countries – President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

The heads of the coastal states, in a narrow format and in an expanded composition of delegations, discussed important issues of interaction in the Caspian Sea and exchanged views on topical issues of the international and regional agenda of mutual interest, according to the official Turkmen media.

According to the final document, the Heads of the Caspian states agreed to use the resources of the region for peaceful purposes.

The Presidents confirmed a number of principles of activity in the Caspian Sea – “the use of the Caspian Sea for peaceful purposes, turning it into a zone of peace, good neighborliness, friendship and cooperation, resolving all issues related to the Caspian Sea by peaceful means," reads the final communiqué.

On the sidelines of the sixth Caspian Summit, the Heads of the Caspian states also held a series of bilateral meetings.

The next Caspian summit will be held in Iran at the agreed time.

Photos: Press Service of the President of Turkmenistan, RIA news

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