Syrian opposition refused to sign the communiqué following the meeting in Astana

Event in the framework of the international meeting on Syria

The representatives of the Syrian opposition involved in the negotiations in Astana, do not sign the final communiqué of the countries-guarantors of the truce. On Tuesday, January 24, said a member of the delegation, Yahya al-Aridi, reports TASS.

“The guarantor countries — Russia, Turkey and maybe Iran — just circulate the document,” he said.

At the same time, al-Aridi stressed that the opposition is working on the details of the armistice agreement. “We take the truce very seriously. We pay very much attention to the smallest detail”, — quotes its words “Interfax”.

Source TASS stressed that the representatives of the Syrian government in the talks also would not sign the communiqué.

The two-day talks began in the capital of Kazakhstan on January 23. They are attended by representatives of the official Damascus, the Syrian armed oppositions, Russia, Turkey, Iran and the UN. The main issues that need to be addressed during the meeting, the consolidation of the ceasefire and advance the political negotiation process for an organization meeting in Geneva on 8 February.

The head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentyev said earlier that the first day of negotiations was successful. “Despite the fact that initially, the tension was quite high, but after all parties have demonstrated a reasonable approach, tried in the end to avoid any action that could be put on the line to disrupt this very important as we consider events of international resonance”, — he said.