TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian delegation headed by Jaberi Ansari and Turkish delegation headed by Unal Cevikoz held a bilateral meeting on Thu. before the Astana 8 meeting in Kazakh capital.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, held talks with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Unal Cevikoz in the Kazakh capital, ahead of Astana 8 meeting that kicked off later on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria, and the agreements reached between the three guarantor states (Iran, Russia, Turkey) on the Syrian National Dialogue Congress and the role of Astana process in advancing international efforts aimed at establishing peace across Syria.

Jaberi Ansari and Unal also stressed the need for facilitating trust-building measures between the two sides of the conflict in Syria in a bid to resolve issues related to the transfer of detainees, kidnapped and the remains of any deceased.

The plenary session of the eighth round of Astana conference will be held on Friday with participation of representatives from the three guarantor states, Syrian government and the armed opposition, as well as observers including UN, the US and Jordan.

There are plans to approve a statement on humanitarian demining, including the World Heritage Sites in Syria.

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