"We came here for the success of Astana talks. Our aim is consolidation of ceasefire…. We had a closed meeting today. Probably in the afternoon we will meet with the others [other delegations at the talks]," one of the Syrian armed opposition members currently in Astana told Sputnik.
The fifth international meeting on Syria in Astana takes place on July 4-5, bringing together the delegations from the three guarantor states — Russia, Iran and Turkey, as well as the Syrian conflicting sides and the United Nations teams. Jordan and the United States are participating as observers.
"Their arrival is expected by 2:00 p.m. local time [08:00 GMT]," another source in one of the delegations confirmed to Sputnik.
The fourth meeting in Astana in May was a breakthrough, as the three ceasefire guarantor states signed a memorandum on the establishment of four deescalation zones in Syria. Monitoring of the deescalation zones is now the main topic on the agenda of the talks in the Kazakh capital.