Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in a meeting in Astana discussed the latest developments of Syria. Continue reading
Egypt agrees to observe the peace talks on the Syrian crisis settlement in Astana at the end of October in case the state receives an invitation to the meeting, said Akhmed Abu Zeid, official representative of Foreign Minister of Syria. Continue reading
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura voiced hope that the intra-Syrian dialogue will resume in November. Continue reading
A source said that the US and Russia are holding bilateral consultations on the sidelines of the Astana international meeting on Syria.
China’s special envoy for Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, said the Astana and Geneva peace talks on the settlement of the Syrian crisis are “mutually supportive”, noting that a new round of the UN-mediated talks is expected to be held in the Swiss city in August.
The head of the main opposition delegation at ongoing Syria talks in Geneva on Wednesday called on the UN to put pressure on the Damascus regime following its “refusal” to join in negotiations.
The US and Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria’s southwest is serving as a positive backdrop for a new round of UN backed peace talks in Geneva.
Another round of Syrian reconciliation talks has wrapped up in Astana; the US and Jordan participated as observers. Sputnik Turkiye discussed it with Turkish political analyst Oktay Aksoy, who said that if these two countries are really interested in Syria’s territorial integrity, they should join negotiations as full-fledged parties to the deal.