Zakharov: meeting in Astana on Syria should serve as a milestone on the road to peace

Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. The meeting on January 23 in Astana on the Syrian settlement of Syria must become a new milestone on the path to peace in this country. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“We hope that the meeting in Astana will become a new milestone on the path to peace and will give an impulse for constructive work by all parties to resume the political process in Geneva,” she said.

In mid-December last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the possibility of holding in Astana the meeting of the parties to the conflict in Syria. Nazarbayev endorsed the idea, noting that his country initially supports international efforts aimed at peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria.