Informal Aktau Summit won’t deal with Caspian Status

    An informal summit of the heads of four Caspian-littoral countries to be held in Aktau on September 11 will not consider the status of the Caspian Sea and the division of the seabed, the Official Spokesperson for Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Yerzhan Ashikbayev said.
    The Aktau summit will not consider the status of the Caspian Sea. Its consideration is only possible with the participation of all five Caspian littoral countries…, Ashikbayev said.
    The meeting of the four countries' presidents will be an informal summit, so the circle of issues to be considered is narrower.
    The summit does not have a concrete agenda, Ashikbayev added. According to Ashikbayev, the summit will examine President, Nursultan Nazarbayev's upcoming Baku visit and the execution of strategic projects, such as the construction of a railway to Iran, the construction of gas pipelines to China etc, according to Trend.