Syria: 9th Round of Peace Talks Scheduled in Astana Late February

تم نشره في Tue 6 February / Feb 2018. 12:00 AM
  • A session of the Astana talks on Syria - (AFP)

CAPITALS — An international meeting in Astana on peace settlement in Syria is planned to take place late February, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Tuesday.

"According to information that we received from ‘Astana process’ underwriter states - Russia, Turkey and Iran - the parties are preparing for a new round of talks in Astana in accordance with earlier reached agreements. The issue concerns the 20th days of February, but information is to be ultimately confirmed by the underwriter states," Abdrakhmanov said.

In December 2017, the eighth international meeting on Syria was held in Kazakhstan’s capital. On the basis of its results, Russia, Iran and Turkey coordinated terms of holding of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress on January 29-30 in Sochi. The next international high-level meeting on Syria in Astana was decided to be held in the second half of February 2018.