Moscow calls for boosting cooperation between the five Caspian nations, the Russian president said at the Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on Wednesday.

Iran PressAsia: "Russia has consistently called for boosting partnership relations between the five Caspian nations in the fields of politics, security, economy, and environmental protection, as well as on many humanitarian aspects," Vladimir Putin pointed out.

Putin was confident that strict adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea would guarantee the region’s prosperity. According to the Russian president, the five Caspian nations are responsible for preserving the Caspian Sea and ensuring sustainable regional development.

The Caspian Five includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.

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