Hossein Jaberi Ansari

Seventh Astana talks slated for end of October: Iran official

IRNA – Seventh round of Astana talks for resolution of Syria crisis will be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, in late October, Iranian deputy foreign minister said on Friday.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari made the remarks in a message released on his twitter account.

Iran’s top negotiator in the Astana talks held a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts Alexander Lavrentiev and Sedat Ünal prior to the general meeting and discussed the text of final statement for the sixth round of ongoing talks.

Establishment of the fourth de-escalation zone in the Syrian region of Idlib is on the agenda of sixth round of talks.

Head of Iranian delegation has also held separate meetings with his Russian, Syrian and Turkish counterparts on Thursday.

Delegations from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Turkey, Syria along with Syrian opposition groups’ representatives, UN delegation and observer countries are present in the event that is aimed at establishing peace and security in Syria.