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Caspian states to meet in Iran to streamline multilateral trade

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The 13th meeting of the International Council of Business Cooperation (ICBC) of the Caspian Sea littoral states will be held from May 22 to 25 in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan.

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 sea has a surface area of 371,000 km2 and a volume of 78,200 km3. It is in an endorheic basin (it has no outflows) and is bounded to the north by Russia, to the south by Iran, western Azerbaijan, and eastern Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Representatives from the chambers of commerce of Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Azerbaijan will attend the meeting, the IRNA news agency reported.

The expansion of tourism, organizing exhibitions, the process of issuing visas, boosting customs and banking cooperation, and facilitating investment in Caspian states are some of the issues on the top of the agenda of the meeting.

The ICBC was established by the chambers of commerce of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iran in 1996.

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