Another round of Syria peace talks will be held on the 14-15th of September in Astana
Another round of Syria peace talks will be held as part of the Astana Process on the 14-15th of September. According to spokespeople of the guarantor states, a number of documents will be reviewed during the meetings. The meeting participants intend to approve maps of de-escalation zones in the provinces of Idlib, Homs and East Gut, draft provisions on the Coordination Center, the working group to release detained hostages, the transfer of bodies of the dead and the search for missing persons. It is expected that the parties will adopt a joint statement on the humanitarian demining of historical monuments in Syria, included those listed as sites of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. On the eve of the high-level meeting scheduled for September 13, the guarantor countries are planning to hold the Joint Working Group’s meeting. Meanwhile, international experts speak highly of the peacekeeping initiatives of Kazakhstan. President of the Society for Solidarity and Cooperation with the Kurdish People Yuri Nabiyev believes that the Astana Process contributes to the settlement of the conflict in Syria.
YURI NABIYEV, PRESIDENT, SOCIETY FOR SOLIDARITY AND COOPERATION WITH KURDISH PEOPLE:
- Over the years, President Nazarbayev has shown himself as a very wise and far-sighted politician. The neutrality policy is the great achievement of this young state. Kazakhstan can be proud to hold the Astana process. In my opinion, the Astana process played its role in preparing for the next steps.