The US Department of State is not yet ready to comment on the impact of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which will be adopted in the framework of the fifth Caspian Summit, on the situation with diversification of natural gas supplies to Europe, RIA Novosti reports.
'It is premature to make any comments, since we do not know the details of the agreement,' the US State Department Energy Bureau spokesperson Vincent Campos told the agency.
The Kremlin press-service previously reported that during the fifth Caspian Summit, which is to be held this weekend in Kazakhstan, the high-level parties will sign the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which has been developed since 1996.
The unsettledness of this issue is one of the obstacles to the construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, which could deliver gas to Europe.
Earlier, Campos stated that the US 'strongly supports' the Southern Gas Corridor project, which will be able to compete seriously with Russian gas for supplies to Europe.