BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 30. A summit of the
presidents of 5 Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Russia,
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran) was held within the Turkmen capital
Ashgabat on June 29. Quite a lot of points, together with cooperation and
safety have been mentioned on the summit.
“The Ashgabat Summit of the presidents of the Caspian littoral
states will result in optimistic outcomes. As a result of the relations between
the talked about nations are at a required stage. On this regard,
the nations can attain sure agreements,” former chairman of
Nationwide Safety and Overseas Coverage Committee of Iranian
Parliament Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh advised Pattern.
Falahatpisheh added that not too long ago, the Iranian authorities has
additional developed its political and financial relations with the
nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus, particularly with
He additionally added that the Iranian authorities has chosen regional
cooperation with the Caspian littoral states as a precedence. As a
consequence, there was an unprecedented improve within the variety of
visits and contacts between Iran and the nations of Central Asia
and the Caucasus within the final 10 years in numerous fields. This
displays Iran’s choice for cooperation with the nations of
“There are two necessary points for the institution of
infrastructure and elevated safety for regional cooperation
among the many Caspian littoral states. These points could end in a
additional improve within the stage of relations among the many Caspian
littoral states,” Falahatpisheh famous.
As for the institution of infrastructure for regional
cooperation, the official identified that the institution of
railway strains among the many 5 Caspian littoral states, the
development of pipelines for bilateral and multilateral vitality
trade can additional give impetus to the event of relations.
The Ashgabat Summit is necessary to permit Caspian littoral states
take steps in numerous areas, particularly within the financial and commerce
As well as, bilateral conferences on the presidential stage will
additionally contribute to the event of cooperation in numerous
fields, Falahatpisheh stated.
In flip, Professor of Regional Research at Tehran College
Elaheh Koolaee stated that the geographical place of the Caspian
Sea has created favorable circumstances for the institution and
growth of helpful and constructive relations with the
The professor additionally identified that the Caspian Sea requires
constructive alternatives between the nations. In order that future
generations will be capable to benefit from this chance,
simply as individuals who have lived round this sea for hundreds of years have
benefited from it.
Koolaee added that over the previous years, the summits of
presidents of the Caspian littoral states have centered on points
primarily based on widespread pursuits.
“After the collapse of the USSR, the Caspian Sea attracted the
world’s consideration resulting from its wealthy hydrocarbon reserves and
elevated manufacturing of those assets. This has additional elevated
the duty of the Caspian littoral states,” she stated.
As a result of Caspian Sea being a lake and there’s no approach for
pollution to flee from this basin, the cooperation of littoral
nations in defending the marine setting is of nice
significance, Koolaee famous.
The professor burdened that on this regard, environmental
safety is a precedence. Cooperation between the Caspian littoral
states on transit and cargo transportation will serve their widespread
“One of many necessary points on the conferences of the Caspian
littoral states is that the nations act within the path of
regional pursuits, together with long-term and nationwide pursuits,”
The ex-governor of Iran’s Golestan Province Hadi Haghshenas stated
that the Caspian Sea is of nice financial significance to the Caspian
littoral states, particularly when it comes to oil and fuel manufacturing,
transportation of agricultural merchandise, in addition to transit of
“It’s normally a precedence to determine financial ties between
nations across the seas world wide. The Caspian littoral
states are growing nations. On this regard, these nations
have nice potential. Iran can transfer in direction of creating widespread
financial pursuits with the Caspian littoral states,” Haghshenas
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