Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted the huge potential for the development of the Caspian region in trade, economic, environmental, scientific, humanitarian, transport and transit spheres.
“Deepening practical cooperation between the Caspian states is also relevant in a broader sense: in the context of forming a multipolar world order and strengthening the positions of new centres of world development,” Lavrov said at a meeting of foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states in Moscow on Tuesday, 5 December.
According to the Russian chief diplomat, the joint work of the Caspian countries makes a significant contribution to ensuring security, stability and sustainable development in the Eurasian continent.
He outlined the common challenges that the Caspian littoral countries face nowadays. These are problems of environmental safety, the shallowing of the Caspian Sea, the conservation of its biological resources. Tackling these issues requires the concerted actions of all countries in the region.
“According to the 2018 Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, only our five countries have exclusive competence in solving problems related to the Caspian Sea. We consider this the cornerstone of the emerging Caspian community, a guarantee of participation in the development of the region, and responsibility for the processes taking place in it,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed. ///nCa, 6 December 2023