News ID: 273453
Published: 0836 GMT August 27, 2020

Syrian troika discuss latest developments in Geneva

Syrian troika discuss latest developments in Geneva

Iran, Russia and Turkey, known as the troika of guarantors of Astana Format, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen convened in Geneva on Wednesday to exchange views on the peace process in the war-stricken country.

The meeting focused on the 3rd session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, and release of detainees, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported on Thursday.

In this meeting, Pedersen presented a report on the first round of talks on the third session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee and expressed hope that ceasefire in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib would extend.

The troika peace guarantors of Syria expounded on the peace process and humanitarian issues in the country.

Iran was represented to the meeting by senior Assistant to Foreign Minister in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji who underlined the importance of respecting Syria's national sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity.

“Iran is determined to fight against terrorism in the region, particularly in Syria,” Khaji said while addressing the meeting.

He stressed the need to solve the Syria crisis through inter-Syrian talks, and expressed Iran's readiness to support the continuation of activities in the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

Further, he called for lifting unjust unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria and sending humanitarian aid to the country to fight the coronavirus global pandemic.

Meanwhile, Khaji stressed the importance of the implementation of agreements on Idlib ceasefire, expressing hope that sustainable peace would be restored in the Syrian province.

Syria has been suffering from unrest and terrorist acts since March 2011.

Resource: MNA
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