Sochi hosted 10th round of Syrian Astana Peace Process

The 10th round of Syria peace talks, known as the Astana Peace Process, took place in Sochi in Russia and was addressed to the latest situation in de-escalation zones in Idlib, Syria, the return of refugees and the formation of a committee that will rewrite Syria’s constitution.

The guarantor states of Astana Peace Process Iran, Russia and Turkey reiterated their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria and continue to combat terrorism. Final statement at the end of the 10th round of Astana format meeting the guarantor states reaffirmed their determination to fight against terrorism in Syria in order to ultimately eliminate ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and all other illegal groups associated with them or with Al-Qaeda as designated by the UN Security Council.

The parties agreed to continue coordination on the situation in Syria and expressed their determination to stand against separatist agendas aimed at undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria as well as the national security of neighboring countries.

Guarantor states expressed satisfaction with useful consultations with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and agreed to with him to convene next round of consultations in Geneva in September 2018.

The parties called upon the international community, particularly the UN and its humanitarian agencies, to increase its assistance to Syria by sending additional humanitarian aid, facilitating humanitarian mine action, restoring basic infrastructure assets, including social and economic facilities, and preserving historical heritage.

Iran, Russia and Turkey underscored the need to encourage efforts that help all Syrians to restore normal life and they would continue the joint efforts aimed at building confidence among all the Syrian parties.

The next high-level International Meeting on Syria will be held in November 2018.38209_thumbs_b_c_1250f0bfb6653aa8ab8ede04581616c9_1533026870163