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Troika agrees on talks with Syrian opposition groups

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Jan 23, IRNA -- Members of Iranian, Russian, and Turkish delegations in Astana, Kazakhstan, have agreed on talks with the Syrian armed and unarmed opposition groups.

The troika held several meetings in the Kazakh capital throughout Saturday and Sunday to coordinate the Monday Syria talks.

They agreed that Syrian armed opposition groups woud participate in Astana talks and unarmed groups will take part in the future talks.

Along with seven delegations including those of troika, United Nations special envoy for the Syria crisis Staffan de Mistura will attend the Astana talks on Syria to be held on January 23-24.

Astana talks aim to achieve truce in Syria, effectively fight against terrorism and hold intra-Syria dialogue between the government of that country and the opposition groups in order to prepare the ground for a political solution to the crisis there.

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