Experts in Astana discussed the observance of the cease-fire in Syria

Experts from Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed in Astana the implementation of agreements on ceasefire in Syria, as well as control mechanisms for compliance. This was stated by the head of the Russian delegation, Deputy head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of Russia Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov, reports “Interfax”.

“Participants also discussed a number of measures of mutual trust and ensure unhindered humanitarian access,” added Gadzhimagomedov.

January 24, at the talks in the capital of Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed to establish a joint body that is entrusted with monitoring compliance with the ceasefire in Syria. The competence of the tripartite Commission is to ensure full compliance with the ceasefire and “prevent any provocations and determination of the modalities of the cease-fire.”

The meeting was attended by representatives of Kazakhstan, Iran, the UN, the US, Turkey and Russia, the delegation of official Damascus and the Syrian armed opposition.

29 December 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that they had reached agreement on a cease-fire in Syria and that the government of the Republic and the armed opposition agreed to begin negotiations. The ceasefire in all the Syrian areas in force at 00:00 on December 30. The guarantors of the truce made by Turkey and Russia.