Nur-Sultan, SANA- Spokesman for Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Ipek Smadyarov has announced that the next meeting of talks on Syria in the Astana format will be held in the capital, Nur-Sultan, in mid-June.
“The 18th meeting of talks on Syria in the Astana format will be held between the 14th and 16th of next June… The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited all the guarantor states in addition to the other participants… We are awaiting confirmation from the invited parties about participation,” Smadyarov told reporters on the sidelines of a government meeting today in Nur-Sultan.
The last meeting of the Astana format was held in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, last December.
Seventeen meetings of the Astana format have been held, two of which took place in the Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea, all of which affirmed strong commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity.
Manar Salameh /Ruaa al-Jazaeri