Russia, Turkey and Iran discussed in Moscow the latest developments on the Syrian crisis and coordinated upcoming peace talks due to be held in the Kazakh capital Astana later this month, reported on January 13 the Press TV channel.
Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Unal Cevikoz (L), Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari (C), and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov were attended at the trilateral consultation process.
The discussion was focused on the issues of preparation and holding the international meeting on the Syrian settlement in Astana scheduled on January 23. The participants of the meeting agreed that the forthcoming forum in Astana is going to be held in accordance with the agreements reached on December 29, 2016. It will help to ensure long-term and sustainable cessation of hostilities in Syria. In addition, both sides expressed willingness to discuss at the upcoming negotiations the general nationwide cease-fire agreement, the beginning of the peaceful political process and the continuation of the fight against terrorism.
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