TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Syria discussed the latest developments in Syria and arrangements for an upcoming congress of national dialogue for peace in the Arab country, due to be held in Russia’s Sochi.

In a telephone conversation on Sunday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, held talks on plans for the upcoming congress for Syrian-Syrian talks about the future of the Arab country in the post-Daesh era.

They also talked about the Astana peace process, initiated by Iran, Russia and Turkey.

On November 19, Daesh (ISIL) terrorists were flushed out of their last stronghold in Syria’s Al-Bukamal. The city’s liberation marked an end to the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate it had declared in 2014.

On November 22, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey held talks on the Arab country’s crisis in Sochi, coming up with a plan for a national congress for peace in Syria.

The congress is expected to be held in Sochi in late January.