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Russia, Turkey and Iran formed operational contact group at Syria talks in Astana

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Russia, Turkey and Iran formed operational contact group at Syria talks in Astana


17.02.2017

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Moscow, Ankara and Tehran formed a mutual contact group to keep Syria truce. This decision was made at the resulting plenary session of the negotiations in Astana, TASS reports.

According to Sergey Vershinin, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa Department, the talks in Astana prompted the agreement about necessary measures for solving the Syrian crisis. The tasks of the contact group include working over “preserving the ceasefire regime and prevention of truce’s breach by both sides” and developing confidence-building measures aimed at Syrian conflict resolution.

The Russian diplomat remarked that it was success already as “They managed to gather representatives of Syrian government and armed opposition who accepted ceasefire regime in one meeting room again” he emphasized. 

A range of documents lowering tension in Syria was accepted as a result of two-day talks and extensive detailed consultations of two and three parties. It should be mentioned that three-sided Syria negotiations were held in Astana this January. They were initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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