MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A conference on the Middle East is scheduled for February 15 and will be attended by the representatives of Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian Kurds.
"Recently there have been [intra-Syrian] talks in Astana, Geneva negotiations are coming up. Kurds should present united front within the framework of these processes. We consider Kurdish [politicians'] conference in Moscow an important step toward this goal," Eli said.
According to the PYD representative, an invitation to the conference was extended to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
On February 6, Farhat Patiev, Asya Abdullah, the head of the Council of the Federal National-Cultural Kurdish Autonomy in Russia, told Sputnik that Asya Abdullah, the PYD co-chair, and Anwar Muslim, the chairman of the Kobani provincial government, will be at the conference. Turkey's Peoples' Democratic Party, which focuses on Kurdish interests, will be represented by Osman Baydemir.
The first round of the Astana talks on Syrian reconciliation took place on January 23-24. As a result, Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire regime in Syria. The next round of Astana talks is planned for February 15-16.
Earlier in the day, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s spokeswoman Yara Sharif confirmed that the UN-brokered inter-Syrian negotiations in Geneva would begin on February 23.