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Trio Discusses Syria Peace Efforts

Trio Discusses Syria Peace EffortsTrio Discusses Syria Peace Efforts

Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey, the three peace guarantor states participating in the international Syria talks, held a trilateral meeting in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on Monday.

At the meeting, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Russia’s special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Unal, the heads of the three guarantor states’ delegations, exchanged views on documents discussed in this round of Astana process, Tasnim News Agency reported.

A document on mine clearance for humanitarian purposes and preservation of Syria’s cultural heritage sites, and another one on exchange of detainees, the kidnapped and bodies of the dead were discussed by the trio as well as the Syrian government and opposition delegates in this round of talks.

A new round of Syria peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey has begun in the Kazakh capital. It is the seventh round of talks in what is referred to as the Astana peace process for Syria.

Delegations from the Syrian government and armed opposition groups, as well as the three guarantor states and representatives ofthe United Nations, Jordan and the United States are present at the talks.

Expert-level talks began the same day and high-level talks will continue through Wednesday.

 

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