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Kazakhstan: Astana Syria talks conclude with another round set for May03:32

Kazakhstan: Astana Syria talks conclude with another round set for May

Kazakhstan, Astana
March 15, 2017 at 17:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Jafaari: "Yes, exactly, your explanation is correct. However, the issue goes a lot deeper than this, because not committing the specified dates to attend the meetings [by the absent groups], is a sign of disrespect to the entire process. Therefore, the three guarantor-countries are the ones asked to hold those acountable who did not commit to the timeline of the Astana III."

The latest round of intra-Syrian peace talks concluded in Astana, Wednesday, with another round scheduled to take place on May 3-4, 2017, hosted by the guarantor states.

Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Kamaldinov announced that a round of “expert meetings” will take place in Tehran next month.

As this round of talks end, the Iranian delegation signed a document of accession, granting it the “country-guarantor" status along with Russia and Turkey, a move described by Russia's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev as “a really important result."

For his part, Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari criticized the absence of representatives of “terroristic groups,” adding that “this is because Turkey which is their guarantor, doesn’t want Astana to function.”

Kazakhstan: Astana Syria talks conclude with another round set for May03:32
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Jafaari: "Yes, exactly, your explanation is correct. However, the issue goes a lot deeper than this, because not committing the specified dates to attend the meetings [by the absent groups], is a sign of disrespect to the entire process. Therefore, the three guarantor-countries are the ones asked to hold those acountable who did not commit to the timeline of the Astana III."

The latest round of intra-Syrian peace talks concluded in Astana, Wednesday, with another round scheduled to take place on May 3-4, 2017, hosted by the guarantor states.

Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Kamaldinov announced that a round of “expert meetings” will take place in Tehran next month.

As this round of talks end, the Iranian delegation signed a document of accession, granting it the “country-guarantor" status along with Russia and Turkey, a move described by Russia's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev as “a really important result."

For his part, Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari criticized the absence of representatives of “terroristic groups,” adding that “this is because Turkey which is their guarantor, doesn’t want Astana to function.”

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