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Astana will host Third International Meeting on Syria


The next international meeting on Syria within the framework of the Astana Process will be held on March 14-15, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. High-ranking delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran will attend. Invitations have been sent to representatives of the United Nations, the United States and Jordan. The guarantor states are expecting confirmation of participation of delegations of the government and the armed opposition of Syria.

Preliminary consultations are scheduled for March 14, and a plenary meeting is scheduled for March 15.

Within the framework of the Astana Process launched with the full support and direct participation of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, there were two rounds of international meetings on Syria at a high level on January 23-24 and February 15-16, 2017, and a meeting of experts was held on February 6. The main outcome of these meetings was the agreement on rules for a joint operational group to monitor the ceasefire regime in Syria that paved way for the parties to discuss the political agenda in the framework of the Geneva Process in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015).

Kazakhstan is ready to continue making its feasible contribution to international efforts to resolve the situation in Syria and to seek a political solution for the intra-Syrian conflict.

Source: http://mfa.gov.kz/index.php/en/last-news/8439-astana-will-host-the-third-international-meeting-on-syria