Expert-Level Meeting on Syria starts in Tehran

Tehran, Astana, SANA-Representatives of the guarantor states of the Astana process on Syria started on Tuesday an expert-level meeting in Tehran.

The two-day meeting will discuss the issue of the ceasefire and the de-escalation zones, in addition to discussing a number of issues by the deputy foreign ministers of the three guarantor states of the Astana meeting which will be held later this month in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh FM: Astana 6 meeting to be held in late August

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov stressed on Tuesday that the preparations for Astana 6 meeting on Syria are ongoing, indicating that the meeting will be held in late August.

Minister Abdrakhmanov was quoted by TASS Agency as saying in statements to journalists that the agenda of the international talks in Astana on the settlement of the crisis in Syria will be defined at the meeting of guarantor states in Tehran.

“As it had been planned before, a meeting of experts from guarantor states is held these days in Tehran, and the agenda for the next round of talks in Astana will be defined based on the results of this meeting,” Abdrakhmanov added.

He affirmed that “there are no changes regarding the timeframe and we are preparing to hold the talks in late August.”

R.J/ Hazem Sabbagh

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