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Kazakhstan: ‘This is what the Syrians are looking for’ – De Mistura ahead of Astana talks *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*01:21

Kazakhstan: ‘This is what the Syrians are looking for’ – De Mistura ahead of Astana talks *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

Kazakhstan, Astana
January 23, 2017 at 00:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

If the meeting between Russian, Iranian and Turkish representatives can produce the stabilisation of cessation of hostilities in Syria, then this is “what the Syrians are looking for”, stated the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in an exclusive interview with RT in Astana on Sunday.

Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari also remarked that “picture of the tomorrow’s meeting is not clear”. He added that “all delegations are working late to come to a common denominator, which will ensure the success of tomorrow's meeting”.

The Syrian peace talks are due to start in Astana on Monday. Russia, Turkey and Iran are due to mediate the negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups.

The talks could pave the way for UN-led talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Geneva on February 8.

Kazakhstan: ‘This is what the Syrians are looking for’ – De Mistura ahead of Astana talks *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*01:21
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If the meeting between Russian, Iranian and Turkish representatives can produce the stabilisation of cessation of hostilities in Syria, then this is “what the Syrians are looking for”, stated the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in an exclusive interview with RT in Astana on Sunday.

Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari also remarked that “picture of the tomorrow’s meeting is not clear”. He added that “all delegations are working late to come to a common denominator, which will ensure the success of tomorrow's meeting”.

The Syrian peace talks are due to start in Astana on Monday. Russia, Turkey and Iran are due to mediate the negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups.

The talks could pave the way for UN-led talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Geneva on February 8.

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