Nov 28, 2018, 2:50 PM
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Astana meeting discusses Syrian constitution

Tehran, Nov 28, IRNA – The 11th round of Syria peace talks aimed at establishing Syrian constitution commenced on Wednesday in Kazakh capital city of Astana with the participation of Syria peace guarantor countries, including Iran, Turkey, and Russia.

All the important parties involved in bringing peace to Syria are present at the meeting, said Director of Department for Asia and Africa of Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry Aydarbek Tumatov.

An Iranian delegation headed by Senior assistant to Iran's foreign minister Hossein Jaberi-Ansari, Russian Presidential Envoy for Astana talks Alexander Lavrentiev, and Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal represent the peace guarantor countries, he added.

The UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and a Jordanian representative attend the talks as well. US does not take part in the current round of the meeting.

Tumatov added that bilateral and tripartite consultative meetings are planned to be held on Wednesday.

The main meeting will take place on Thursday where the representatives of [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad government will hold talks with opposition forces.

The 10th round of the international talks, initiated in Astana in 2016, took place in the Russian western city of Sochi in July.

The formation of a Syrian constitutional committee, the de-escalation zones established in war-torn nation, and humanitarian issues, among others, were the topics of the July 30-31 talks.

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