US, Russian Delegations Hold Talks on Syria

A source said that the US and Russia are holding bilateral consultations on the sidelines of the Astana international meeting on Syria.

“A meeting is underway between the Russian and US delegations,” the source said. “Russian delegation members have already met with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura,” he added.

The US delegation to the Astana meeting is led by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, while the Rusiaan delegation is headed by Special Presidential Representative for resolving the Syrian crisis Alexander Lavrentyev.

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