Memorandum on Syria de-escalation zones signed in Astana 

The two-day talks in Astana ended with signing the memorandum on establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria. The document was signed by the guarantor states - Russia, Iran and Turkey. “In the past two days, the participants of the Astana Process have reviewed the implementation of the ceasefire regime agreements. As a result, the guarantor states agreed to sign the memorandum on establishment of the de-escalation zones in Syria,

” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov said at a plenary session of the Astana Process on Regulation of the Syrian Crisis. As it was noted, the memorandum provides for establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria in order to stop violence, improve humanitarian situation and create favorable conditions to promote the process and political settlement of the Syrian conflict.

Guarantor states have decided on the approximate date of the next meetings of Astana Process on a resolution of the conflict in Syria. "We call on all members of the international community to contribute to this process and to find a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict. We thank Kazakhstan President and officials for arranging international meetings on Syria in Astana. The parties reached an agreement to have a new high-level meeting in Astana in mid-July of 2017, as well as agreed to hold preliminary consultations at the expert level in Ankara two weeks ahead of it", says the summary document of the guarantor countries of Astana Process - Iran, Russia and Turkey.
World media monitoring

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