Assad’s foreign minister, Faisal al-Mekdad, will visit Tehran on Tuesday. This will coincide with a summit that will bring together the leaders of Turkey, Russia, and Iran: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Ibrahim Raisi respectively.
Iranian and Russian media close to the regime reported on Monday that Mekdad, while arriving in the Iranian capital, “will meet with his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, to discuss the outcome of the Astana-format summit.”
No official Iranian or Syrian regime comment has confirmed Mekdad’s arrival in Tehran on Tuesday.
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If officially confirmed that the visit will coincide with the summit. The summit will bring together Erdogan, Raisi, and Putin. This meeting is the first of its kind in two years.
The three leaders are scheduled to discuss the Syrian issue precisely and regional and global issues.
In a statement on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry described the summit as “a very important event.”
Russia, Turkey and Iran have been holding talks for years on the situation in Syria as part of what has been called the “Astana peace process.”
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