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Caspian Littoral Delegates Gather In Iranian Capital

Oil derricks on the Caspian shore outside Baku (file photo) ( February 27, 2007 -- Deputy foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan are scheduled to meet in Tehran today to discuss the status of the Caspian Sea.

Regional cooperation is also expected to come up in the course of the two-day talks.

The five littoral states have not legally demarcated the seabed of the Caspian, which is believed to contain the third-largest oil and gas reserves in the world.

(Reuters, kazinform, ITAR-TASS)

Prague Energy Forum, October 23-24

Prague Energy Forum, October 23-24

An oil refinery in Western Siberia (TASS)

STABILITY AND SECURITY: On October 23-24, RFE/RL and the Warsaw-based Economic forum cosponsored the Prague Energy Forum at RFE/RL's Prague broadcasting center. The Energy Forum brought together nearly 100 experts and policymakers from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East to discuss key issues of energy supply and security in the years to come.

HIGHLIGHTS: RFE/RL presents some of the key presentations from the Energy Forum and interviews with some participants:

Czech Premier Urges Reduced Energy Dependence On Russia

Interview: Nature A Bigger Threat To Security Than Terrorism

Russia Can Boost Security Through Transparency

Interview: Russian Expert Addresses Europe's Security Concerns

U.S. Official Outlines Concerns About Iran's Nuclear Program

Iranian, Western Experts Spar Over Tehran's Nuclear Ambitions

Experts Ponder Future 'Gas Wars'

Former U.S. Ambassador Says Kyiv Can Cope With Gas Price Rise

Interview: Tbilisi Bent On Energy Independence

MORE: Click on the image to see the conference program, participant list, and other materials.