TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Press Shia) – Iran’s deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met on the sidelines of the eighth round of peace talks aimed at ending the Syria conflict, which began Thursday in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.
Astana is hosting another two-day meeting attended by representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran, the guarantor states that brokered a cease-fire in Syria in December 2016, leading to the Astana peace talks running parallel to the Geneva talks.
Iran’s top negotiator in Astana meeting, emphasizing the need for UN’s important role in resolving regional crises, outlined Iran’s efforts to help resolve the Syrian crisis, especially in the field of humanitarian issues.
Staffan de Mistura also presented a report on the 8th round of negotiations between Syrian government and the opposition group in Geneva and the steps taken by the United Nations to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue.
Jaberi Ansari also met with Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations and the head of the Syrian delegation Bashar al-Jaafari.