Lavrov, Zarif and Cavusoglu to meet in Astana on March 16
The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran will hold a meeting in Astana on March 16, 2018 as part of Syria talks hosted by the Kazakh capital, the press service of Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said.
The ministry said in a statement that top diplomats of the Astana process’ three guarantor countries would assess the results of their collaboration and identify common steps.
The statement said that another meeting at the technical level would be held in the city the day before the foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss the release of detainees, the handing over of the deceased, and the search for the lost.
The foreign ministers’ meeting is planned to be held without the participation of observer countries or the Syrian sides," but Special UN Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura will be invited, Anadolu Agency reported.