Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement on security cooperation at the Caspian Sea, Tengrinews reports citing Novosti-Kazakhstan.
The agreement was signed on November 18, 2010 in Baku between Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russian and Turkmenistan. The countries agreed to cooperate in combating terrorism, organized crime, illegal arms trafficking, drugs trafficking, money laundering, smuggling, illegal migration, poaching and ensuring security of sea traffic and sailing.
In addition, the countries delegated specialized forces to execute the agreement within their expertise. In accordance with the agreement, the countries can request cooperation through letters of inquiry. Each authoritative body must guarantee confidentiality of information and documentation in case the other party sees disclosure unnecessary.
By Gyuzel Kamalova
- Caspian Sea