Astana, July 4: It has been six long years Syria is facing an inhumane crisis. The civil war has taken away than 250,000 Syrian lives. Millions of local have been compelled to relocate during the civil war. Recently Russia, Iran and Turkey have signed a Mou on creating de-escalation zones in Syria. Russia- US conflict is also mounting regarding Syria issue. Keeping all the issues as high on discussable agenda, fifth international meeting on Syria in Astana has started on Tuesday. A session of a joint working group on de-escalation issues was the 1st session of the meeting, as local media reported.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are about to play the most important role in the meeting. The delegations from these three guarantor states will hold discussions. Along with that, there will be a number of bilateral at the level of delegations' heads and experts. Jordan and the United States act as observers.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that this meeting in Astana will address the formation of a Syrian national reconciliation committee. “They are more talking about a forum or a conference, not really a center. But the idea itself hasn’t been developed yet. It will be discussed for sure, and it’s good that they are discussing it. Because this is the next phase of the ceasefire. Ceasefire is generally holding for two months now, so they have to start thinking of what is next,” a Russian foreign Ministry source said to local news agency.
The last meeting of May was very important as Russia, Iran, Turkey signed for formation of de-escalation zone.