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Kazakhstan ratified the agreement on the maritime state border with Turkmenistan on the Caspian Sea

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03 November 2022

The law on ratification of the agreement with Turkmenistan on the delimitation of the Turkmen-Kazakh state border on the Caspian Sea and the delimitation of adjacent sections of fishing zones was signed on Wednesday by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The agreement between the countries was signed in Ashgabat in October 2021, the press service of the head of Kazakhstan reports.

The document regulates the demarcation according to the principle of the median line - this method is followed in modern international maritime law for the division of spaces between states with opposite or adjacent coasts. Ratification of the agreement will create favorable conditions for the exercise of sovereign rights to subsoil use and fishing of aquatic biological resources, and will also expand good neighborly relations between the parties.

Also, the agreement will complete the process of delimitation of the state border of Kazakhstan on the southern borders and will become the first document in history that legally fixes the state borders on the Caspian Sea between coastal states, the press service said.