Kazakhstan: Syria, Opposition Invited to Talks Next Week

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday that Syrian government officials and armed rebels are being invited to peace talks to be held next week in its capital Astana.

“It is planned to hold the latest high-level meeting within the Astana process on resolving the situation in Syria on Feb.15 and Feb.16,” the ministry said in a statement.
It added that those invited include “the Syrian government” and “representatives of the Syrian armed opposition,” as well as UN envoy Staffan de Mistura and US observers.
The talks are being brokered by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey, which are all key players in the conflict reconciliation efforts.


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