“The seventh international meeting on Syria will start in Astana

– In the capital of Kazakhstan on October 30-31 will be the next, seventh international meeting on Syria. As reported earlier, the Kazakh foreign Ministry, the plenary meeting in Astana with the participation of all parties is scheduled for October 31.

The upcoming meeting is aimed at preserving the results achieved, to strengthen the cessation of hostilities in Syria, as well as increased effort in the further stabilization of the situation in the country in the transition to a political settlement of the crisis.

In the course of negotiations it is planned to approve the regulation on the working group for the release of hostages, prisoners, the transfer of the bodies and the missing persons. The parties also intend to address the issues of combating international terrorism and to adopt a joint statement on the humanitarian mine action in Syria.

All parties to the Astana process in Syria have confirmed their participation in the upcoming negotiations. According to the foreign Ministry, the Russian delegation at negotiations will be headed by the special representative of the Russian President on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, Turkish – Deputy foreign Minister Sedat Onal, Iran’s Deputy foreign Minister Hussein Jaberi Ansari.

In the upcoming meeting, in addition to the countries-guarantors – Russia, Turkey and Iran, will also be attended by delegations of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, and as observers representatives of the UN, the US and Jordan, said the press service of the foreign Ministry.

The previous six rounds of talks on Syria took place at the Astana site on January 23-24, February 15-16, March 14-15, may 3-4, July 4-5, 13-15 September. The last, sixth round of talks in Astana resulted in the adoption of the joint Declaration on the establishment of a de-escalation in Syria and other decisions previously discussed in the framework of the Astana process.

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