Representatives of the Syrian government and opposition factions meet in Astana for talks brokered by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, following a ceasefire in the crisis-torn country endorsed by the UN Security Council on December 31, 2016.
Egypt will be pleased to join the Syrian peace talks in Astana, Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohamed Elbadri told Sputnik.
No documents have been signed so far during the fifth round of talks on Syria in Astana, Russian delegation head at Astana talks told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Syrian armed opposition at Astana negotiations aims at reaching a lasting ceasefire, delegation head told Sputnik.
Syria’s armed opposition's representatives are taking part in negotiations meetings at Astana talks on Syria settlement.
Second and last day of the fifth international meeting on Syria in Astana has kicked off Wednesday with bilateral meetings between the participating delegations, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
Head of the Syrian government delegation to the Astana talks on Syria Bashar Jaafari said Tuesday he discussed with Russian and the Iranian delegation the mechanism of implementation of the de-escalation zones, but nothing was finalized yet.
Syrian armed opposition's representatives will join meeting at the ongoing negotiations in Astana on Tuesday afternoon.
Syrian opposition has arrived in Astana to participate in the fifth international meeting on Syria.
The government of Kazakhstan has strengthened the security measures at the international meeting on the Syrian crisis settlement, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Anuar Zhainakov said Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the Syrian conflict and the upcoming Astana talks on the Syrian settlement, as well as domestic Russian issues, with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
The Syrian government and armed opposition delegations will take part in the forthcoming reconciliation talks in Astana.
A meeting, at the level of experts, on drafting Syria’s new constitution, will take place in Geneva on July 10-13, while the group of support for the Astana-brokered de-escalation zones in Syria will also be established, the leader of the Astana political platform of the Syrian opposition, Randa Kassis, told Sputnik.
Washington has welcomed the memorandum on creating four safe zones in Syria, the Russian foreign minister said.
The armed Syrian opposition must comply with the latest arrangement on de-escalation zones, Russian Deputy Foreign Minsiter Mikhail Bogdanov said Friday.
The United States appreciates efforts by Russia and Turkey to reach an agreement for de-escalation zones in Syria, the US Department of State said in a statement on Thursday.
The three ceasefire guarantor states, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, have adopted the memorandum on creation of four zones of de-escalation of tensions in Syria on the second day of the latest round of talks on Syrian settlement in Astana.
Russia is ready to send its observers to the safe zones in Syria and does not rule out other countries taking part in implementation of de-escalation, but only if all guarantor states agree to this, Russian delegation head at Astana talks and Special Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said Thursday.
The warring parties in the Syrian conflict will not be able to use any weapons in the zones of de-escalation in Syria, as well as will not be able to conduct airstrikes, the memorandum signed by ceasefire guarantor states in Astana reads.
Bashar Jaafari, the head of the Syrian government delegation to the Astana talks, welcomed the signing of the memorandum on four safe zones in the country, expressing hope for swift implementation.
The memorandum on four de-escalation zones in Syria may lead to crucial changes in the country given its successful implementation, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaber Ansari said Thursday.
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