ASTANA (Sputnik) — Earlier on Monday, the US State Department stated that Krol will attend the upcoming Syria talks in Astana.
A new meeting on Syrian settlement in the Kazakh capital officially kicked off with a bilateral meeting between the UN and Russian delegations earlier in the day.
"The US delegation is taking part, including the ambassador to Kazakhstan, George Krol, and a representative from Washington," the spokesman said.
The first round of Astana talks on Syria brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran were held on January 23-24 and resulted in a Moscow-Tehran-Ankara agreement on the establishment of a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire in Syria.
The third round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana will take place on March 14-15, with the consultations to be held on the first day and the plenary session to take place on Wednesday.