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.
Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei stated that Astana talks on the Syrian settlement show an example of successful cooperation between Russia and Iran.
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 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.