Russia, Iran, Turkey planning to hold global conference on Syrian refugees

Russia, Iran, Turkey planning to hold global conference on Syrian refugees

Russia, Iran and Turkey are planning to convene an international conference on the return of Syrian refugees, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the results of the September 7 summit of the three nations’ leader in Teheran, TASS reports.

"A major item on the summit’s agenda was discussion of efforts to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons. We are convinced that an international conference Russia, Iran and Turkey are planning to convene will make a big contribution to these efforts," he said, adding that the Syrian government has guaranteed security to returning refugees.

"One of the major results of the Teheran summit is that its participants unanimously recognized the efficiency and topicality of the Astana format," he said. "Russia, Iran and Turkey have demonstrated, not on paper but in real life, that they can find compromise solutions in the most difficult situations. It was agreed in Teheran that such joint efforts will be continued and expanded on a wide range of Syria-related problems."

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