All parties to Astana Process confirmed participation in Jun 15-16 talks
14 June 2022 14:50

All parties to Astana Process confirmed participation in Jun 15-16 talks

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM All the parties to the Astana Process have confirmed their participation in the next round of talks scheduled for 15-16 June 2022 in the capital of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Kazakh MFA.

Delegations of guarantor states – Russia, Turkey and Iran, as well as the delegations of the governments of Syria and the Syrian Armed Coalition are expected to join the talks.

A delegation of the UN led by Principal Political Affairs Officer at Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Robert Dann, a delegation of Jordan, representatives of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross will participate in the event as observers.

The Russian delegation will be led by Russian Presidential Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev. The Turkish side will be represented by Director General for Syria in the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Selçuk Ünal. The Iranian side will be led by Senior Assistant to Foreign Minister in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji.

The meeting agenda includes such issues as the situation ‘on the ground’ in Syria, including humanitarian and socio-economic situation, the prospects of resumption of the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva, confidence-building measures, release of hostages and search for those missing as well as creation of conditions for the repatriation of Syrian refugees to the motherland.

On June 15, 2022 the representatives of the guarantor states will hold bilateral and trilateral expert consultations. A plenary meeting with the participation of all parties will be held on June 16.

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