Next Astana format meeting on Syria scheduled for spring

Next Astana format meeting on Syria scheduled for spring

The next international meeting on Syria in the Astana format is planned for this spring, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said.

"A high-level meeting, I think, [is due] in spring," TASS cited him as saying.

According to the Russian diplomat, preparations for the summit of Astana guarantor nations (Russia, Iran and Turkey) are still on the agenda.

"It [the summit] remains on the agenda," he said. "The work within the Astana format remains efficient and productive."

Earlier, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev confirmed plans to hold the summit in Tehran in early 2022. In his words, the agenda of the Astana format summit will be aimed at achieving a more tangible progress in efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.

The previous Astana format meeting was held in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on December 21-22, 2021.

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