Kazakh Foreign Ministry hopes all parties will attend upcoming Astana meeting on Syria

Astana, SANA — The Kazakh Foreign Ministry expressed hope that representatives of all parties will attend the upcoming talks on the Syrian settlement in the Kazakh capital of Astana on May 3-4.

Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi was quoted by Sputnik News Agency as saying “We are hoping that the talks in Astana will be held on the highest level. We are ready to host on any level, we have already prepared for the expert level.”

“Of course, the comprehensive talks will not happen if any of the sides, the guarantor-states, the Syrian government and the opposition, does not arrive,” Tileuberdi added.

Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana has hosted three rounds of talks on Syrian settlement brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, held on January 23-24, February 15-16 and March 14-15. During the talks, the participants agreed to set up a ceasefire monitoring group, among other issues.


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