Syrian Delegation Holds Meetings With the Russian, Iranian and Iraqi Delegations

Delegations from Syria, Iran and Russia have arrived at the latest round of Astana talks to try and bring an end to the violence in Syria writes SANA.

The Syrian delegation, headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, held a meeting with the Russian delegation, headed by the Russian President’s Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, as part of the 13th round of Astana talks on settling the crisis in Syria.

Moreover, the Syrian delegation held a meeting with the Iranian delegation headed by the senior assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister in Special Political Affairs, Ali Asghar Khaji. 

The delegation also held a meeting with the Iraqi delegation presided over by Iraq’s Ambassador in Moscow, Haidar Mansour Hadi, who is participating in the 13th round of Astana talks as an observer. 

Earlier the Russian and Iranian delegations held a meeting at the outset of the latest round of talks.

The 13th round of Astana talks about settling the crisis in Syria kicked off on Thursday, with the participation of the Syrian delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari and the other delegations. 

The Syrian delegation arrived in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan on Thursday morning to participate in the two-day talks.

Delegations of the guarantor states of Astana process (Russia, Iran and Turkey) also arrived on Thursday, with the Russian delegation presided over by Lavrentiev and the Iranian delegation presided over by Khaji.

A delegation from the United Nations, who are acting as observers is headed by Khawla Matar, Deputy Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations to Syria and in attendance are representatives from Lebanon and Iraq for the first time, in addition to representatives from Jordan.


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