Talks Brokered by Iran, Russia, Turkey Key to Syria Peace, Saudi King Says

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has admitted the importance of the Astana talks brokered by Iran, Russia, and Turkey in restoring peace to Syria.

King Salman recognized the importance of the Astana talks in bringing peace to Syria during his meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Wednesday, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

“The monarch noted the importance of the Astana process for the perspective to bring peace and security to Syria,” the statement said, according to Sputnik.

Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana has hosted three rounds of talks on Syrian settlement brokered by Iran, Russia, and Turkey: January 23-24, February 15-16, and March 14-15.

The next round is scheduled for May 3-4. During the talks, the participants agreed, among other decisions, to set up a ceasefire monitoring group.

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