An agreement has been reached to hold the first meeting of a special expert group in Baku on December 18-19 this year to prepare draft documents on organizing the activities of the secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, which will create an opportunity for constructive dialogue and rapprochement of positions, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian states in Moscow, Report informs.

The minister reminded that the issue of shallowing the Caspian Sea became the subject of comprehensive discussions by the heads of the Caspian states at the sixth Caspian summit.

Bayramov emphasized that the president of Azerbaijan proposed creating an expert group to identify the causes and determine measures to stop the shallowing of the Caspian Sea.