Peskov: Astana meeting provided support for Geneva process

Moscow, SANA – The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Astana meeting on Syria was successful and provided support for resuming Geneva talks.

“Of course, it is a success. Substantial support has been provided for the Geneva process. You know that the main channel for finding the Syrian settlement is the Geneva process. We hope that the Astana results will help resume contacts in the framework of the Geneva process,” Peskov told journalists on Wednesday.

He considered the very fact that the parties concerned came to meet in Astana as a very positive thing in itself.

He said only time would determine the sustainability of the Astana format on Syria and its continuation.

The final Joint Statement of Astana meeting, which concluded on Tuesday, affirmed commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as a multi-ethic, multi-religious, non-sectarian and democratic state.

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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