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President at Mehrabad Airport before leaving for Kazakhstan:

Kazakhstan Summit a key summit on Caspian Sea/Explaining key points under discussion in summit

President Rouhani left Tehran for Kazakhstan minutes ago to attend Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit.

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Sun 12 - August 2018 - 08:46

Dr Hassan Rouhani was seen off at Mehrabad Airport by First Vice-President and Advisor to the Supreme Leader in International Affairs.

Speaking at the airport on Sunday morning, the President mentioned that the visit to Kazakhstan is taking place at the official invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and said: “In this summit, we will discuss different issues regarding Caspian Sea”.

“Caspian Sea is of special importance and unique water area, and it is important for all its littoral states to sort out how to take advantage of it,” added Rouhani.

He also referred to the first summit on the Caspian Sea after collapse of the Soviet Union in Tehran and said: “In that summit, we discussed the environment and made decisions on different aspects of the sea”.

Describing Kazakhstan Summit as a key summit, he added: “The reason is the basic principles that will be discussed regarding the Caspian Sea Legal Regime”.

 “In this convention, it will also be announced that all legal regimes of the sea are implemented through unanimous decisions made by its 5 littoral states,” continued the President.

Dr Rouhani also said: “This convention completely bans the presence of foreign warships in this sea and this is very important for national security of its littoral states”.

Stating that some issues have been determined in the convention and some others have remained for the future, the President added: “In addition to this important and basic document, some other documents will be signed in the visit regarding economy, transportation and combatting terrorism and organised crimes”.

“Caspian Sea littoral states have very good potentials and opportunities, especially regarding economy, transportation, goods transport and tourism, which will be discussed in the summit,” he added.

President Rouhani also said: “Iran and many Asian countries will be connected to Central Asia, Caucasus, Russia and Europe through the two major corridors in the east and west of Caspian Sea”.

He also said: “In this visit, development of bilateral relations with the countries that are attending the summit will be discussed with them”.

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