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    Lavrov Says Syrian Settlement Prospects Are 'Not Bad' After Astana Talks

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday he saw good prospects of the Syrian settlement after the recent talks in Astana.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Syria talks were held in Astana on January 23-24. They were initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who proposed establishing in Astana a site of the Syrian peace process in addition to Geneva.

    The proposal was supported by the presidents of Turkey and Kazakhstan. As a result of the talks held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran and Turkey decided to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire in Syria.

    "Not bad," Lavrov said when asked what the prospects of the Syrian settlement were after the meeting in the capital of Kazakhstan.

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