Kazakhstan To Host Syria Talks This Month: Foreign Ministry

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Kazakhstan to host Syria talks this month: Foreign ministry

Kazakhstan said Tuesday it will host fresh talks on Syria on April 25-26, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey as they eye an end to the eight-year conflict

NurSultan, Kazakhstan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 16th Apr, 2019 ) :Kazakhstan said Tuesday it will host fresh talks on Syria on April 25-26, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey as they eye an end to the eight-year conflict.

Delegations from the Syrian regime and armed opposition groups are expected to participate along with representatives of the three guarantor states, Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The United Nations and Jordan would attend as observers, it added.

The situation on the ground in Idlib will be on the agenda of the talks, as well as "confidence-building measures" and the distribution of humanitarian aid.

The talks will be the first in Astana for the UN's newSyria envoy Geir Pedersen, who took over from Staffan deMistura in January.

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