Azerbaijan and Russia have held next round of bilateral talks to define the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
Azerbaijan`s delegation at the meeting, which took place in Baku, was led by deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, while Russia`s delegation was headed by representative of the Russian President on the delimitation and demarcation of the state border with the neighbouring countries - participants of the CIS, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Minister Igor Bratchikov.
They discussed a wide range of issues, including clauses of a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, cooperation in the Caspian Sea, and security issues.
They also explored ways of bringing positions of the two states closer.
They also stressed the importance of bilateral consultations on the Caspian Sea issues, and noted the need to continue relevant talks./AzerTAc/