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Ankara to host Russia-Iran-Turkey trilateral summit on Syria

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat / 14 September 2019 / 12:20

Tehran (ISNA) - The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the difficult situation in Syria's Idlib province when they meet in Ankara early next week for a summit, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin aide said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are due to hold talks on Syria in Ankara on Monday.

"The situation in Idlib and northeastern Syria is the main topic of the 5th round of Iran-Russia-Turkey trilateral meeting," Yuri Ushakov said.

"The situation in the regions that are not under control of Syria's central government is tense and terrorists are widespread in these areas," he added.

Meanwhile, Iranian President's deputy chief of staff for communications and information, Parviz Esmaeili said, "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is due in Ankara on Sunday to take part at Iran-Russia-Turkey trilateral summit".

"The president is scheduled to address the 5th round of Iran-Russia-Turkey trilateral meeting which will be held in line with the continued consultation of the Astana peace guarantors on Monday," he added.

All parties will also discuss developing trilateral cooperation in various fields of economy and exchange views on regional interactions, Esmaeili added.

According to him, on the sidelines of the summit, President Rouhani will also hold separate meetings with presidents of Russia and Turkey on bilateral issues.

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