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Russian FM meets Iran, Turkey, UN envoys in Sochi

IRNA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with representatives of Iran, Turkey and UN on the sidelines of Syria National Dialogue Congress in Russian resort city of Sochi on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Lavrov discussed mechanism of holding the congress with Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Sedat Onal, heads of the Iranian and Turkish delegations respectively and UN special envoy for Syrian affairs Stefan de Mistura.

Two meetings were held on Tuesday (second and last day of Syrian National Dialogues Congress) both in the morning and evening, which were attended by 1,511 Syrian people from different walks of life.

Some 110 people representing Syrian dissident groups residing abroad also attended the meetings.

First day of the congress (Monday) was allocated to bilateral and trilateral meetings involving representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey as sponsors of the talks.

The Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs arrived in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Monday.
The Syrian Congress of National Dialogue was held from January 29-30 in Sochi.

Iran, Russia and Turkey, three peace guarantors in Syria, reached an agreement in late 2017 on holding the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in Sochi.

Since March 2011, Syria has been suffering from unrest and terrorist acts. Several rounds of talks have been held on Syria in Astana, Kazakhstan, since January 2017.

Iran, Russia and Turkey are the initiators of ceasefire in Syria.

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