A new round of multilateral negotiations for establishing peace in Syria within the framework known as the Astana process kicked off in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan on Thursday.
Russian, Turkish, German leaders agreed to hold a new quadrilateral summit on Syria.
Russia, Iran and Turkey said Saturday that international meetings in the Astana format have made the most efficient contribution to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers, Sergey Lavrov, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mevlut Cavusoglu, will hold an extraordinary meeting in Moscow on Saturday.
Foreign Ministers of the three states have agreed to meet in in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana and discuss the possibility of starting of the new round of Syria peace talks.
Russia, Iran and Turkey, acting as guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire, have announced the setup of four de-escalation zones in the country, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said at the plenary meeting of the Astana talks on Syria.
Hassan Sufan, Ahrar al-Sham commander reaffirmed the intention to take part in sixth round of Syria peace talks begins in Astana on Thursday.
The talks started May 3 when all the participants arrived at Kazakhstan capital, Astana city. May 4 saw the talks where Russia proposed to create so-called ‘de-escalation zones’ of ‘safety zones’ in Syria mainly in territories controlled by the opposition.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Syrian peace talks to continue in Kazakhstan’s capital without specifying the date for the next meeting.