Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials discuss Syria peace

Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials discuss Syria peace

NURSULTAN- Anadolu Agency
Turkish, Russian, Iranian officials discuss Syria peace

Officials from Turkey, Russia, and Iran met on April 25 in the Kazakh capital Nursultan to discuss technical issues around ongoing talks between the three nations to find a settlement to the Syrian crisis.         

Discussions were expected to focus on issues including the establishment of a committee tasked with drafting a new Syrian constitution, efforts to reduce tensions around Idlib, return of refugees, and post-war reconstruction.      

The agenda of the technical talks is the completion of the work on the establishment of the Constitutional Committee and the participation of new observer states to the meeting process.     

Turkey's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Önal, Russian presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, and Iran's Ali Asghar Haji co-chaired the meeting.     

Jordanian officials, U.N. high commissioner for refugees and representatives of the International Red Cross also took part in the meeting as observers.     

Turkey, Russia, and Iran serve as guarantor states in the Astana peace process.     

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