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    Kazakh Foreign Ministry Stresses Need to Continue Astana Process on Syria

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    In a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Borish Johnson, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov claimed that the Astana talks on Syria should be continued to reach peace in the war-torn country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kazakhstan stresses the necessity to continue the negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict within the framework of the Astana format, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement of Sunday.

    On Friday, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a meeting with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the UN Security Council.

    "Abdrakhmanov informed the interlocutor with the progress of the Astana process, stressing the need to continue it. [Abdrakhmanov's] UK counterpart supported the efforts of Kazakhstan, stressing the interest in further settlement of the Syrian crisis," the statement said.

    The next Astana talks are expected to take place in Kazakhstan's capital on May 3-4.

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