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A “technical meeting” about Syria will be held next week in Kazakhstan, the country’s foreign ministry confirmed on Thursday.
Government spokesman Anuar Zhainakov told national news agency Kazinform representatives of Turkey, Russia, Iran and the UN would attend the meeting in Astana on Feb. 6.
During a two-day meeting in the Kazakh capital on Jan. 23 and 24, Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed on establishing a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with a cease-fire in Syria.
The Astana talks, which focused on extending the cease-fire that came into effect in Syria on Dec. 30, 2016, also included representatives of the regime, armed opposition groups as well as UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura.
The next round of negotiations will be held between the government and opposition in Geneva on Feb. 20.
2017.02.03 / 09:48