Friday, March 20, 2009

International Relations: Caspian states seek to forge economic, trade cooperation

IRNA reports Caspian officials and experts in Kazan, Russia's Tatarstan, have highlighted the significance of closer economic and commercial relations and cooperation among the five Caspian littoral states.

Addressing the seminar on International Relations and Disputes, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan Vadim Khomenko said economic cooperation among the five Caspian states is of extreme importance using transportation facilities of the states.

Khomenko said the North-South international passage is an important linking route that can facilitate the cooperation, so it should be developed.

Iran, Russia, India and Azerbaijan are the countries forming the North-South international corridor, said Khomenko, adding that over recent years some states including China an Kazakhstan have voiced their eagerness to invest in the international project.

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