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Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold online conference on Syria peace process

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold online conference on Syria peace process

The three mediators of the Astana peace process – Russia, Turkey and Iran – will hold an online conference on the latest developments in war-torn Syria, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed Monday.

The upcoming video conference between the three guarantors will be held online due to the current health restrictions. As Abbas Mousavi noted, the exact date of the online meeting will be set during Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s current visit to Turkey and Russia, IRNA reports Monday.

“We will have an upcoming video-conference meeting between the guarantors of Astana peace process,” Abbas Mousavi said at his weekly press conference on Monday.

On Sunday, Zarif arrived in Turkey to hold talks with senior Turkish officials. The Iranian official came as the head of the high-ranking delegation.

The top Iranian diplomat will leave Ankara later today to visit Moscow in continuation of the diplomatic talks with regional partners.

For Zarif, it is the second foreign visit after the first wave of coronavirus. He visited Syria in April.

Iran, Russia, Turkey remain guarantors of Astana peace process

Being the countries guarantors of the Astana Process, Iran, Russia and Turkey are working to reinforce the Syrian-Syrian dialogue and let Syrians decide their future by establishing de-escalation zones. Three nations help to form the Syrian constitutional committee and to follow up on the dialogue process and national reconciliation.

Earlier in April, the three guarantors emphasized the need to continue consultations and coordination among the three guarantors of the Astana process as the most effective format for the settlement of the crisis in Syria.