The agenda for the next round of Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana was determined in an Aug. 7 meeting in Tehran of the three guarantor countries — Turkey, Iran and Russia — amid expectations that the Astana conference will be held in the last week of August. What is expected from this meeting between the Syrian government and opposition representatives?
Kazakhstan’s capital has started hosting a fifth round of talks between the Syrian government and opposition, with Iran, Russia, and Turkey as mediators.
A high-level US delegate is expected to attend international negotiations on Syrian reconciliation in Astana next week, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said Monday.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the next round of talks on Syria in Kazakh capital, Astana, is scheduled for July 4-5.
Iranian foreign minister says the Astana Talks, an initiative by Iran, Russia, and Turkey to help settle the six-year crisis in Syria, has so far been the only fruitful process to restore peace to the war-torn country.
Syrian peace talks backed by Russia, Turkey, and Iran scheduled to take place in Astana June 12-13 have been postponed, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said, as key players wrangle over the future of fragile safe zones in the war-torn country.
The progress of the Astana talks on the Syrian settlement may be threatened by states cutting off diplomatic relations with Qatar, depending on Turkey and Iran’s involvement in this diplomatic standoff, Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Damascus Platform opposition group and a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) said.
The next round of Syria peace talks will be held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on June 12-13, the Syrian ambassador to Moscow announced.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, discussed by telephone Tuesday preparations for the next round of Syria ceasefire talks scheduled for June in Astana, the Kremlin announced.