Iran, Russia, Turkey Hold Trilateral Meeting in Astana

Iran, Russia, Turkey Hold Trilateral Meeting in Astana

Representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey have held a trilateral meeting in the Kazakh capital of Astana to discuss the latest developments in Syria and ways to resolve the war-torn Arab country’s crisis.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who heads the Iranian delegation to Astana talks, took part in the tripartite meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on Wednesday.

The representatives of the three guarantor states conferred on the results of political consultations and the expert-level agreements made within the past two days in Astana.

They also exchanged views on the next expert meeting due to be held in Iran in three weeks. Iran will be hosting the Syria peace talks for the second time.

Earlier on Wednesday, Jaberi Ansari held his second meeting with Syrian envoy to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments in the war-torn Arab country, the details of de-escalation zones, and the way observers should be deployed.

The Iranian official also held a fresh round of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s point man on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev. The two sides conferred on the expert meetings to specify the limits of de-escalation zones in Syria.

Jaberi Ansari also met the French government’s special representative on Syria affairs as well as the Kazakh foreign minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, on the sidelines of the Astana talks.

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