The armed opposition has confirmed its participation in the talks in Astana
The arrival of opposition members is expected within a few hours.
ASTANA, 2 may. /TASS/. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan received confirmation about the participation of armed Syrian opposition in the next round of talks on Syria in Astana.
On Tuesday, said Deputy foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi.
“Yes, confirmed. We expect that their arrival should be within a few hours,” said Tleuberdi, answering the question about possible participation of the Syrian opposition in the talks.
According to him, “all who were invited had confirmed their participation”.
Observers at the talks
Tleuberdi also said that the foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan has received confirmation of the participation as observers of representatives of the UN, the US and Jordan at the international meeting on Syria in Astana.
“Observers at the talks all the same. Will arrive high-ranking delegation of the UN — special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura has confirmed his participation. Jordan will be the United States assistant Secretary of state”, — he said.