Caspian States Convene in Astrakhan

A04090035.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Representatives of Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan and representatives of international companies convened in the port of Astrakhan, Russia on Thursday to attend the first Intergovernmental Economic Conference of the Caspian littoral states.

The meeting of governments and related ministries of the Caspian region, sessions of the representatives of business and expert circles, press conferences, introduction of investment projects of the Caspian states, cultural and industrial facilities of Astrakhan have been scheduled within the two-day conference.

The sessions will focus on improvement of economic cooperation, development prospects of oil, gas, transport infrastructure, ecological security of the region and other issues.

An international exhibition of investment projects and technologies of regional countries will also take place within the framework of the conference.

In his inaugural address, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the forum aims to give impetus to the development of effective partnership in the Caspian.

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