The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is due to hold a two-day conference in January on the Caspian Sea to study different problems and opportunities in the Sea.
The National Conference on Caspian Sea is due to be held in the Northern province of Mazandaran on from January 18 to 19.
“The conference will be held by the Caspian Sea committee of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in presence of members of the parliamentary commission, Members of Parliament, the foreign minister, minister of the interior and officials from Department of Environment and Iranian Ports and Shipping organization,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mehdi Sanayee said.
He added that the conference will examine different issues such as the Caspian Sea energy resources, the environment, security problems and issues related to shipping, maritime and territorial waters.
The Caspian Sea is estimated to contain between 17 billion and 33 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea.
The Caspian Sea littoral states consist of Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.