By empty (5/4/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)The Kazakh Foreign Ministry has come out with an initiative to sign a bilateral agreement with Azerbaijan on dividing the Caspian seabed along a modified median line. Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov submitted a corresponding proposal to Kazakh Prime Minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev, Interfax was told. The median line should be drawn on the basis of equidistance from the coastlines of the sides proceeding from the median sea level for many years, which is equal to minus 28 meters of the Baltic system of altitudes, the draft agreement says.
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