Russia, Iran, Turkey to underline role of de-escalation zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran to underlined the key role of de-escalation zones in maintaining the cease-fire in Syria during the ninth round of Astana talks on Syria held in Kazakhstan.

A statement issued after the meeting said the three guarantor states reaffirmed their commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Syria, while maintaining the cease-fire and the de-escalation zones.

The statement said Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed to hold joint consultations of their high-level representatives with the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Syria as well as with Syrian parties to pave the way for the Syrian Constitutional Committee. The three countries will hold their next high-level meeting on Syria in Sochi, Russia, in July.

Source: VOV5