Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings to organisers and participants of the international roundtable entitled “Future of the Caspian Sea: Scientific projects and research”
I cordially welcome the organisers and participants of the international roundtable entitled “Future of the Caspian Sea: Scientific projects and research.”
Ties between the academic communities have become firmly established as an important component of the versatile cooperation between the Caspian countries. Government and public structures as well as the business community feel that there is a need for Caspian research.
The aim of your scientific conference, which many authoritative specialists attend, is to look for optimal solutions to common vital problems. Its packed agenda makes it possible to hold detailed discussions on a wide range of pressing Caspian matters, from economic development to preserving the unique ecosystem and biodiversity of this body of water.
I am confident that this forum will be held in a friendly atmosphere and will facilitate the intensification of multilateral cooperation within the Caspian Five. Recommendations formulated as a result of the roundtable will contribute to the effective implementation of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea signed at the Aktau Summit this summer.
I would like to wish you all productive discussions and all the very best.
November 28, 2018