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.
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.
Ambassadors of Russia and Kazakhstan have discussed the preparations for the start of a new round of peace talks on Syria in Astana city.
The sixth round of Syrian peace talks is to begin under the auspices of the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday in an attempt to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in the Arab country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Syrian peace talks to continue in Kazakhstan’s capital without specifying the date for the next meeting.
The 3rd round of negotiations will take place on March 14-15 Astana.
Main opposition group hopes support from Moscow in negotiations will put pressure on Damascus.
Syrian opposition claims to have solid evidence for Syrian government and ISIS cooperation.
The ongoing talks were likely to be suspended on Friday, with no substantial progress.