First ever talks between armed Syrian opposition, Damascus kick off in Astana

Sputnik– Long-awaited intra-Syrian talks have begun in Astana on Monday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

ASTANA (Sputnik) — The negotiations mediated by Russia, Iran and Turkey are witnessing the first time when the government delegation is seated at the same table as the armed opposition.

According to Kazakh Foreign Ministry, the talks are expected to last for 24 hours and conclude on Tuesday.