In Astana has begun a new round of talks on Syria. Discuss specific issues: disengagement from terrorist groups, the mechanism of control over observance of the cessation of hostilities, exchange of prisoners, establishment of a constitutional Commission.
The third international meeting on Syria in the capital of Kazakhstan started without the participation of the armed opposition. Citing the violation of the ceasefire, the rebels refused to travel to Astana.
The Russian head of the organization, Alexander Lavrentyev, expressing regret at the move, noted that the hope that common sense will prevail still remains. And this is a very significant moment, showing the level of readiness to dialogue. Even after the demarche of the opposition are willing to give a chance to think again and to still be involved in the process.
On the sidelines discussing the possibility of extending the negotiations for another 1 day. In the capital of Kazakhstan is held closed consultations. In addition to the guarantor countries, participation in them will accept the delegation of the Syrian government, representatives of the UN, as well as, as observers, representatives of the United States and Jordan. Among priority issues is the strengthening of the cessation of hostilities. All parties noted the positive dynamics. At the end of the 2nd round of negotiations in Astana nearly 200 moderate opposition groups joined the truce. In addition, at the initiative of the Russian side discussed the creation of the working group on exchange of prisoners of war. Continues to work on critical document on primereniya areas and the demarcation of the militants and the opposition.
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