The sixth round of talks on Syria in Astana has kicked off with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari .
The Syrian Arab Republic delegation held a meeting with the Iranian delegation headed by Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues related to the success of the current round.
The Russian delegation is headed by Russian president’s special representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev while the Iranian delegation is led by Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.
“UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura has also arrived to take part in the meeting as an observer. The American delegation, led by acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, representative of Jordan, representatives of the “Syrian opposition” and the Turkish delegation have also arrived,” the statement read.
The Syrian Arab Republic delegation, headed by al- Jaafari, on Wednesday held two separate meetings with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and the Russian delegation led by Lavrentiev for talks on the agenda of the 6th Astana meeting .
Five rounds of talks on the crisis in Syria were held in the Kazakh capital of Astana as all the meetings stressed commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity in addition to enhancing cessation of hostilities in the country.