Jan 29, 2018, 6:07 PM
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Iran FM special assistant arrives in Russia's Sochi city

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA – Iranian foreign minister's special assistant for political affairs arrived in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Monday.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari is in Sochi to attend the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue.

The Syrian Congress of National Dialogue is slated for January 29-30 in Russia's Sochi.

The first group of the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue consisting of 175 members arrived in Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi on Monday morning.

According to Russia TV, members of 'the Path to Peaceful Change' party, Syrian National Youth Party, General Federation of Trade Unions of Syria, Arab Socialist Movement and Syrian Democratic Forces also arrived in Sochi.

Most of the Syrian opposition groups will arrive in Sochi on Monday, Russian TV reported.

A delegation from the United Nations, to be headed by Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, will also enter Sochi today.

Russian foreign minister has invited about 1,600 people from Syrian parties to attend the event which was initiated by Iran, Russia and Turkey.

Iran, Russia and Turkey, three peace guarantors in Syria, reached an agreement in late 2017 on holding the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in Sochi.

Since March 2011, Syria has been suffering from unrest and terrorist acts. Several rounds of talks have been held on Syria in Astana, Kazakhstan, since January 2017.

Iran, Russia and Turkey are the initiators of ceasefire in Syria.


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