Abdulatipov: Russia needs to conduct an audit of resources and sources of development in the Caspian sea

Ramazan Abdulatipov

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MOSCOW, 19 Oct. /TASS/. Audit resources and sources of development of Russia in the Caspian region – the primary task that needs to be addressed the country for fruitful cooperation with the Caspian neighbors. This opinion was expressed by TASS on Thursday the former head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov appointed as special representative of the President of Russia on cooperation with the countries of the Caspian region.

Abdulatipov has resigned from the post of head of Dagestan, which was led for nearly five years, at the age of 71 years in October 2017. On the same day, October 3, the interim head of the region was appointed 68-year-old Vladimir Vasilyev, former Deputy speaker of the state Duma and the Chairman of the faction “United Russia” in the Duma.

“First, it is necessary to conduct an audit of resources, sources of development, which Russia has in the Caspian direction. Second, we need to understand that we can offer our neighbors,” he said, adding that “it is necessary to intensify inter-regional cooperation of the Caspian States”.

Abdulatipov noted that the Caspian sea “has enormous potential, and cultural and economic.” “It is important to develop integration processes in the region is in the interests of Russia first of all, it is in the interests of other Caspian States, and active in the Caspian region will significantly improve the efficiency of development… regions of the Caspian littoral States”, – he explained.