TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, held a meeting in Moscow.

During the meeting in the Russian capital late on Tuesday, Jaberi and Lavrentiev discussed the latest developments in the region and the cooperation between the two countries to resolve the Syrian crisis.

Jaberi Ansari, who is Iran’s senior negotiator at the international Astana talks on Syria peace, also held talks with Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin.

They exchanged views on the de-escalation zones, and the documents the guarantor states, Iran, Russia and Turkey, are currently negotiating.

The 7th round of Syria peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia, and Turkey was held in Astana on October 30 and 31.

The fourth edition of the talks in May produced a memorandum of understanding on de-escalation zones in Syria, sharply reducing fighting in the country.

Diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Syria gained momentum in 2017 with the announcement of a ceasefire in the Arab country in early January.