Ninth round of Astana talks


In framework of the ninth round of Astana talks on Syria on May 14 a delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, held two separate meetings with the Iranian delegation headed by Jaberi Ansari and the Russian delegation headed by Russian President’s Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev.
Delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic also held a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
The agenda of the current round of talks was discussed during the meetings, in addition to issues of common interest by the three parties. The participants will discuss the situation in Syria’s de-escalation zones, humanitarian issues, confidence-building measures, and ways to advance the peaceful settlement process.
The delegation of the Syrian armed opposition has arrived on May 15 in Astana to take part in international talks on resolving the Syrian crisis. The delegation includes 24 people led by Ahmad Toma, a member of the joint negotiations committee formed after consultations between opposition groups, which took place in Riyadh in 2017.


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