Top negotiators meet in Astana ahead of Friday Syria talks

IRNA – The preliminary meeting of the three guarantors of ceasefire in Syria, attended by Iranian, Russian and Turkish top negotiators, was launched in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

ran’s Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a top aide to Iranian Foreign Minister in special political affairs joined in the Kazak capital, Astana, Alexander Lavrentiev Russian, President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syrian Affairs, and Sedat Onal, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary, and the three officials reviewed the arrangements and schedule for the trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of their respected countries expected to take place on Friday.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will discuss with his Russian and Turkish counterparts outcomes and achievements of eight rounds of the Astana peace talks on Syria.