Expert-level Meeting on Syria Kicks off in Tehran

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August 8th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– SANA – – translated by Samer Hussein –

Representatives of the guarantor states of the Astana process on settlement of the Syrian crisis, have arrived in the Iranian capital city of Tehran for an expert-level meeting.

The two-day meeting, which is set to begin on Tuesday, will mainly be focused on discussing the issues of the ceasefire agreements and establishment of de-escalation zones within Syrian territory, in addition to discussing several other important issues.

Meanwhile, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov confirmed that the preparations for the forthcoming round of Astana talks on Syria are ongoing, noting that the meetings will be held in late August.

According to TASS news agency, Abdrakhmanov reportedly said the agenda of the new session of talks on settlement of the crisis in Syria will be detailed at the meeting of guarantor states in Tehran, adding that it will depend on the outcome of the Tehran talks.

He affirmed that there are no changes regarding the timeframe of Astana talks, which are being scheduled for late August.

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