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    Representatives of the Syria regime and rebel groups along with other attendees take part in the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel

    Syrian Gov't, Armed Opposition Confirm Participation at Astana Talks

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    The Syrian government and armed opposition delegations will take part in the forthcoming reconciliation talks in Astana.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — The Syrian government and armed opposition delegations have confirmed they will take part in the next round of reconciliation talks in Astana on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kazakh foreign minister said.

    "The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic government confirmed its participation and will arrive today. Representatives of the armed Syrian opposition also confirmed their participation," Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday.

    The fourth previous rounds of peace talks were held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on January 23-24, February 15-16, March 14-15 and on May 3-4. At the latest sessions, the three ceasefire guarantor states signed a memorandum on the establishment of four de-escalation zones in Syria, with the monitoring and management being carried out by the military personnel of these states.

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