Abdrakhmanov: Upcoming round of Astana talks to be held approximately at the end of November

Astana, SANA – Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said that the upcoming round of Astana talks on Syria is to be held at the end of November or at the beginning of December.

RT website quoted Abdrakhmanov as saying to journalists on Thursday that the representatives of the guarantor states of Astana process will hold a new round of talks on the crisis in Syria in Astana, pointing out that according to primary information the upcoming round of talks is expected to be held at the end of November or at the beginning of December.

In the same context, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Verchinen told the journalists that the three guarantor states of Astana process are discussing setting a date for holding the high-level meeting on Syria.

He pointed out that the sides held high-level successful consultations with the guarantor states, adding that they looked into the current situation for accelerating the political process in Syria, pointing out that one of the solutions for speeding up the process is through forming a committee for discussing the Constitution.

Kazakh capital of Astana has hosted nine rounds of talks on the Syria since 2007. All the meetings focused on the need for preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and solving the crisis in peaceful means as well as eradicating terrorism in the country.

Rasha Milhem

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