On Thursday, September 21, in a week of UNGA High-level Meetings multilateral talks on Syria are to take place. It’s still unknown how many countries will participate in the meeting but the main parties are Russia, US, Great Britain, France and China, five permanent UNSC members.
This meeting was proposed by French president Emmanuel Macron to foster the Geneva process. But the negotiations in Geneva have proved their ineffectiveness as the main steps on solving the crisis are taken in Astana.
Besides, it’s uncertain whether Damascus ally Iran, being under the West’s sanctions, will take part in the meeting.