3-Nation Summit on Syria Set for Late Summer

3-Nation Summit on Syria Set for Late Summer3-Nation Summit on Syria Set for Late Summer

The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey are slated to meet in Tehran in late summer to review peace prospects for Syria, Moscow’s ambassador in Turkey said. “As far as I know, agreements have been made on holding the tripartite summit,” Alexei Yerkhov was quoted as saying by  TASS news agency. However, the exact date and the agenda of the meeting has not been determined yet and the issue has been postponed until the end of August, he added. In April, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey–the three guarantor states of de-escalation zones in Syria–met in Ankara to discuss prospects for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in war-ravaged Syria. The three countries have so far held several rounds of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana and in Europe to help end the conflict in Syria. The fourth round of such talks in May 2017 produced a memorandum of understanding on de-escalation zones in Syria, sharply reducing the fighting in the Arab country. The Tehran summit will reportedly focus on proposals related to the writing of a new constitution for Syria.

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