In Astana, the country-guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria signed a Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation. About it reports “Interfax”.
It happened at the plenary session of the meeting of “Astana-4”. From the Russian side the text was signed by the special representative of the President on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev, Turkish — Deputy foreign Minister Sedat Onal, from Iran — Tehran his colleague Hossein Ansari.
Not without incident: two delegates from the Syrian armed opposition demonstratively left the hall in protest against the participation in the meeting of Iran as a guarantor state.
Earlier on 4 may it was reported that Russia, Iran and Turkey have reached consensus on all paragraphs of the agreement. The next meeting was planned to take place in June and finalized by the time some items of the Memorandum, however, the work could be completed early.
3 may in Sochi, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the creation of four zones to reduce tensions: in Idlib province, to the North of the city of HOMS, Eastern ghouta and in the South of the country.
January 26 US President Donald trump said that he intends to create in Syria a security zone to protect people who are fleeing from violence. According to his plan, they must be located both in Syria itself and in nearby States. Then in the Russian state Duma, the idea was considered useless, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called it unrealistic.