Astana guarantor states reaffirm commitment to sovereignty, territorial integrity of Syria

Moscow, The three guarantor countries of Astana process, “Russia, Iran and Turkey” reaffirmed their commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to a statement published by Russian Foreign Ministry on its website on Monday, representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey held a tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the fifth round of the committee of discussing the constitution which was held in Geneva from January 25th to 29th, as well as consultations with Syrian delegations and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.

The Guarantor states stressed their readiness to continue support for the work of the committee through permanent cooperation with the Syrian parties and Pedersen as a facilitator to ensure the work of the committee permanently.

They also affirmed their intention to continue discussing the above-mentioned issues in the course of the next round of Astana talks due on February 16th and 17th in Sochi.

Pedersen announced in a press conference last Friday the conclusion of the fifth round of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution meetings without making a progress despite lengthy of discussions and interventions, as he described, adding that he intends to hold a number of meetings in preparation for the next round without setting any date.


Source: Syria Arab News Agency