The Syrian President Bashar Assad has held talks with the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in Damascus. The two sides discussed military cooperation and joint actions against jihadists in Syria.
President Assad and Jaberi Ansari exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, specially in Syria.
International backers of negotiations to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that any transitional process includes a robust independent body to investigate thousands of “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations designated August 30 as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness about enforced disappearances around the world.
Kazakhstan’s capital has started hosting a fifth round of talks between the Syrian government and opposition, with Iran, Russia, and Turkey as mediators.
The border lines in two de-escalation zone have been defined, Israel and Jordan have no place in Syria peace talks.
Members of the Syrian opposition have discussed the implementation of Syria’s ceasefire, and continuation of negotiations in both the Geneva and Astana formats with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Syria’s Tomorrow Movement leader Ahmad Jarba said Thursday.
Syrian opposition group Syria’s Tomorrow is placing great expectations on Russia’s role in intra-Syrian dialogue that would include opposition and the government, Ahmad Jarba, the group’s leader, said Thursday at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The tensions at the intra-Syrian peace talks have eased, but it is too early to speak of the transitional process launch, Chairman of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow Group, Qadri Jamil, said.
Representatives of the United Nations and Syrian opposition are expected to hold a technical meeting on the new Syrian constitution issue in Geneva on July 3.