ASTANA, May 01 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed full support to Astana’s efforts toward reconciliation in Syria as a step for the success of the Geneva talks .
“During his meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov in New York, the UN chief expressed full support of Astana’s efforts toward reconciliation in Syria,” the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service has said in a statement.
The Kazakh diplomat met with Guterres during his visit to the United States on Sunday.
“The minister informed the secretary general about the negotiation process on Syria in Astana. Guterres expressed his full support to the process, because, in his opinion, these negotiations pave the way for success of the Geneva talks,” the statement said.
During the meeting, Guterres said he would take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit and the opening of the Expo-2017 exhibition in the Kazakh capital on May 8-9.