June 26, 2014 10:37
Kazakh parliament ratifies Caspian security cooperation accord
ASTANA. June 26 (Interfax) - The Senate, the upper chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament, has adopted a bill ratifying an agreement on cooperation in security measures in the Caspian Sea area, an Interfax correspondent reported.
The document, which was signed by Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan in Baku on November 18, 2010, will now be submitted to the Kazakh president for signing.
The agreement will regulate the five Caspian littoral countries' cooperation in combating terrorism, organized crime, the illicit trade in arms, ammunition, military hardware, explosives and toxic agents, as well as drug smuggling, psychotropic substances and their precursors.
By signing this document, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan also pledged to work together to crack down on money laundering and smuggling, protect ships from pirates, as well as fight against trafficking in humans, illegal immigration and poaching.
In addition to that, the agreement allows these states to share information by submitting written requests seeking such assistance. The authorities of these countries will be required to guarantee the confidentiality of this information, should such a need arise.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 10, 2016
Chairman of State Duma international affairs committee considers 'McLaren report' in light of Western attempts to mire Russia's image
Non-OPEC countries discussing possible oil output cut of 635,000 barrels per day, but no final figures known yet
Belarusian Information Ministry sees reports by some Russian media as insulting Belarusian people
Bank accounts of Marchukova sisters seized in case of embezzlement of Nota Bank depositors' money
Russian energy minister urges oil producing countries to reach consensus on balancing oil market (Part 2)
Russian nurses killed in Aleppo buried with military honors in Birobidzhan
Coal self-ignites in Karaganda coal mine in Kazakhstan, miners evacuated
Crimea may be connected to Russian gas transport system by end of 2016 - Russian Energy Ministry
Ukrainian govt forces shelled over 30 times in Donbas in past 24 hours - military operation HQ
Relatives of BTA Bank ex-owner Ablyazov report his release in France
Progress spacecraft crashed on Dec 1 after being hit by 3rd stage - source
No Russians among victims of Nigeria suicide attacks on Friday - Russian Foreign Ministry
Over 20,000 civilians leave eastern Aleppo, over 1,200 militants lay down arms on Saturday - Russian Defense Ministry (Part 2)