New round of Astana process kicks off

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM All participants of the seventh round of Syria talks within the framework of the Astana process have arrived in Kazakhstan, the Foreign Ministry press service reports.

According to the Foreign Office, bilateral and multilateral talks scheduled for today will be held in 'closed door' format, and the plenary meeting is scheduled for October 31.

As previously reported, Russian delegation will be headed by the Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, the delegation of Turkey - by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal and the delegation of Iran - by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

Delegations of the Syrian Government and the Syrian Opposition will also participate in the upcoming meeting, as well as representatives of the United Nations, the United States and Jordan who hold Observer status.

The meeting is aimed at preserving the results achieved in terms of strengthening the ceasefire regime in Syria, as well as increasing efforts with regard to further stabilization of the situation in the country at the stage of transition to a political settlement of the crisis.


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