Iran, Russia, Turkey hold trilateral meeting in Astana

Tasnim – Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey, the three guarantor states at the international Syria talks, on Monday held a trilateral meeting in Kazakh capital of Astana.

At the meeting, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Unal, the heads of the three guarantor states’ delegations, exchanged views on the documents that are discussed in this round of Astana Process.

A document on mine clearance for humanitarian purposes and preservation of Syria’s cultural heritage sites, and another one on exchange of the detainees, the kidnapped, and the bodies of the dead were among the documents discussed by the three guarantor states and the Syrian government and opposition delegates in this round of talks.

A new round of Syria peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia, and Turkey has begun in Kazakhstan’s capital. It is the seventh round of talks in what is referred to as the Astana peace process for Syria.

Delegations from the Syrian government and armed opposition groups as well as the three guarantor states are present at the talks. So are representatives from the United Nations, Jordan, and the United States, according to reports.

Expert-level talks began that same day, and the high-level talks will continue until Wednesday.