Ambassador: Azerbaijan and Russia intend to develop transport cooperation in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan and Russia to develop transport cooperation in Caspian Sea
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Baku. 24 December. REPORT.AZ/ "Azerbaijan and Russia intend to develop transport cooperation and sea tourism in the Caspian Sea”, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov said.

Report informs that he spoke at a press conference in Baku.

The Russian ambassador assessed the signing of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea by the heads of the Caspian States in Astana on August 12 as a "historic event".

"I am pleased that Azerbaijan also assesses this event as one of the most important in the political sphere for this year," Bocharnikov said.

"We are beginning a period, when besides development of some provisions (Convention - ed.), there are no completed demarcation areas in the Caspian Sea - but this does not concern Russia and Azerbaijan, however immediate works on cooperation will be carried out in other countries. For example, areas such as safety of navigation at sea, the preservation of the biological resources of the Caspian Sea and others," the ambassador stressed.

According to him, Russia and Azerbaijan intend to expand transport cooperation in the Caspian waters.

"Russia and Azerbaijan have specifically considered on creating a transport shipping line on the Caspian Sea between port Olya and the port in Azerbaijan. We also plan the development of sea tourism in the Caspian Sea," the Russian diplomat added.

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