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Russian, Iranian, Turkish foreign ministers to discuss Syria via video conference

April 21, 2020 - 19:0

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey are scheduled to hold a round of negotiations on Syria via video conference on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Monday.

Russia, Iran, Turkey are guarantors of the Astana peace process.

“We confirm that trilateral ministerial Astana peace talks on Syria will be held on April 22 via video conference,” TASS said, quoting the Russian Foreign Ministry.

These talks are to be held remotely online for the first time.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus announced that the trilateral talks will focus on Syria’s constitutional committee and developments in the Syrian province of Idlib.

The latest round of Astana talks took place on December 10-11, 2019 in Nur-Sultan. The next meeting was planned for March 2020, however, the meeting was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This meeting, which was set to take place in Iran, remains on the agenda, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in early April.

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