Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that Astana talks were successful and could become an important turning point for the future of the Syrian settlement.
Cavusoglu also said that during the talks all the conflict sides discussed ways of strengthening ceasefire regime and its extension throughout the territory of Syria. The minister stressed that the meeting had great importance as for strengthening confidence among conflict sides.
The foreign minister gave special consideration to the text of the joint statement on Syria adopted by the guarantor countries on Astana talks, and focused on the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria.
Let us remind you that the talks were held in Astana on January 23-24. The Russian side was the initiator of the talks and proposed the creation of additional platform in Astana on Syrian peace process, in addition to Geneva process. The initiative was supported by Kazakhstan and Turkey. As a result of the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey decided to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire regime in Syria.