Kazakh Foreign Ministry: number of Astana process observers should be increased

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: number of Astana process observers should be increased

It is critically important for Kazakhstan to increase the number of observers of Astana process on Syrian reconciliation with the issue being actively discussed with guarantor states, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said.

“It is critically important for us to increase the number of observers, Kazakhstan’s party is actively working on the issue with the guarantor states so that all parties interested in boosting the cessation of hostilities regime have an opportunity to observe Astana process," Sputnik cited the minister as saying.

"We raised an issue of the possibility to involve Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar during talks with guarantor states such as Russia," Abdrakhmanov noted.

"On the other hand, we are very interested in informing the European Union about the course of Astana process,” he said.

Abdrakhmanov also said that in coming days a meeting of the guarantor states in narrow format will take place in Tehran. "We will be informed about the next steps that the guarantor states propose as part of Astana process," the minister added.

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