Caspian states

Highlights of 6th Caspian Summit

Highlights of 6th Caspian Summit

The 6th Caspian Summit was held in Ashgabat in a "friendly and trusting atmosphere", it was attended by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Russian …

Caspian states stress adopts final communique in Ashgabat

Caspian states stress adopts final communique in Ashgabat

The leaders of the Caspian Five countries have spoken out in favor of promoting talks on the draft agreement on confidence-building measures in military activity in the Caspian Sea. The final communique of the Caspian Summit in Ashgabat …

Putin: Russia calls for boosting ties between Caspian nations

Putin: Russia calls for boosting ties between Caspian nations

Moscow calls for boosting cooperation between the five Caspian nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a summit of five Caspian nations in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on Wednesday. "Russia has consistently called for …

Putin arrives in Turkmenistan for Caspian Summit

Putin arrives in Turkmenistan for Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Turkmenistan’s capital of Ashgabat to participate in a Caspian Summit that will also involve his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The parties are …

Meeting of Caspian littoral states' FMs kicks off in Ashgabat

Meeting of Caspian littoral states' FMs kicks off in Ashgabat

Ashgabat is hosting the meeting of the Caspian littoral states' foreign ministers - Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The meeting is devoted to preparations for the Sixth Caspian Summit, which is to be held …

Putin to take part in person in Caspian Summit

Putin to take part in person in Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend in person the Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on June 29, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday. "He plans to," Peskov said when asked whether …

VI Caspian Summit to be held in Ashgabat on June 29

VI Caspian Summit to be held in Ashgabat on June 29

Ashgabat will host the 6th Caspian summit on June 29, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday. The sixth Caspian summit was originally supposed to take place in 2021, then it was postponed to …

Russian Foreign Ministry recalls Caspian Convention

Russian Foreign Ministry recalls Caspian Convention

Astrakhan is hosting the 6th Caspian Media Forum, devoted to ethnocultural media communications, as well as environmental and ethnocultural tourism. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Caspian Sea countries are currently …

Geopolitical competition in Caspian region about more than gas and oil

Geopolitical competition in Caspian region about more than gas and oil

Geopolitical competition in the Caspian Sea region over oil and natural gas fields, pipelines carrying these hydrocarbons across that body of water, and security measures intended to protect both have attracted the bulk of the attention of the littoral states as well as outside powers in recent years. But intensifying competition in the Caspian over other issues also deserves attention. Three of these many other forms of rivalry have assumed new prominence in the past several weeks, The Jamestown Foundation writes

Russia remains Azerbaijan's top trading partner in CIS region

Russia remains Azerbaijan's top trading partner in CIS region

Russia was Azerbaijan's largest foreign trade partner in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region in the first nine months of 2020, despite a decline in the overall trade turnover compared to the same period in 2019.

China expands its railway presence in Caspian region

China expands its railway presence in Caspian region

It is potentially leading to dramatic long-term economic, political and geopolitical consequences. Beijing is promoting container shipping carrying finished goods, raising the regional countries’ economic dependence on China