New negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict will be held in Astana, roughly, in mid-February. About it reports on Tuesday, February 7, “Interfax” with reference to the foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
“Of course, [meeting],” said the Minister, noting that “Astana platform” remains relevant.
The official date of the meeting, as reported by Abdrakhmanov, not yet, however, countries-guarantors of the political process focus on the middle of the month. “Traditionally we receive information from the guarantor countries, then proceed to the preparation of the meeting”, — he added.
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.