Dagestan’s head suggests Azerbaijan and Russia ‘to rise from Caspian bottom’ and stop talks on basin status Investment
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The VII Azerbaijan-Russia Interregional Forum has become a platform for a range of political declarations.
So, Ramazan Abdulatipov, the President of Dagestan, has stated at the forum that the parties have time to rise from the bottom of the Caspian Sea, as precisely the Caspian bottom matter has been discussed for the last 25 years.
"It’s time to rise from the bottom and launch implementation of promising projects, as it will be too late when third countries come," Abdulatipov underlined.
He points out that Azerbaijan and Russia work weakly in the Caspian Sea, despite the huge potential and resources the budget does not receive a penny from the Caspian Sea, and mostly this is the fault of the Russian side.
"We’ve proposed the construction of a transport logistics centre worth 127 billion rubles, that implies the construction of shipbuilding and repair plants, and even a naval base. We also suggest expansion of North-South project coverage on Astrakhan–Daghestan–Azerbaijan–Iran-India and other countries," Abdulatipov said.