Syria delegation meets Russia, Iran delegations in Sochi
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, July 30, IRNA -- The Syrian delegation to the tenth round of Astana format meeting headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari held a meeting in Sochi on Monday with the Russian delegation headed by Russian President's Special Envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev.
Later, the Syrian Arab Republic delegation also held a meeting in Sochi with the Iranian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister' s Assistant for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, SANA's reporter in Sochi said.
Earlier, the tenth round of Astana format meeting kicked off in the Russian city of Sochi with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari and the other delegations.
SANA's delegate to Sochi said that a number of meetings are scheduled to be held between delegations of the guarantor states of Astana process namely (Russia, Iran and Turkey) and the participating delegations.
The delegate noted that the Russian delegation, headed by Russian President's Special Envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, held a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura
In addition to the delegations of the three guarantor states of Astana process, a UN delegation and a delegation of the "opposition" will participate in the meeting.
The Kazakh capital of Astana has previously hosted nine meetings on Syria, the last of which was on May 14-15 .
The guarantor states, at the end of Astana 9, emphasized commitment to Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and continuing the war against terrorist organizations until defeating them.
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