Alexander Lavrentiev

US invited to Syrian National Dialogue Congress

The United States received an invitation to the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi but could not provide information on whether US representatives would attend, a US State Department official said. "We can confirm the …

Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement

Delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran are holding consultations during the eighth round of talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana, the media reports. The eighth round of talks will take place on December 21-22. Bilateral and …

What the Astana process gave to Syria

The most tangible and desired result of the Astana process is the agreement on de-escalation zones in Syria, which have the potential to drive the resolution of the Syrian civil war

All participants of Syrian talks arrive in Astana

All participants of Astana talks on the Syrian reconciliation have arrived in Kazakhstan’s capital, the spokesman of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Anuar Zhainakov said, adding that the acting assistant Secretary for Near …

New round of intra-Syrian talks starts in Astana

Today, the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, will host a meeting at the experts level of Iran, Russia and Turkey, known as the three guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria. Experts of guarantor countries and Iranian delegation arrive in Astana to …

Astana step towards peace in Syria

The Syrian government's and opposition factions' representatives will meet in Astana today for talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, following a ceasefire in the crisis-torn country endorsed by the UN Security Council on December 31, …