Astana process has led to progress in negotiations on the Syrian crisis
The Astana process has led to progress in negotiations on the Syrian crisis. As a result, Syria’s de-escalation zones were explained. This was voiced by High Representative of EU, Federica Mogherini. The politician highlighted that the progress can become permanent and sustainable, to quote Federica Mogherini “But all this progress can only become permanent and sustainable, if it is shored-up by a political solution to the conflict.”According the Vice-president of European Commission, after the negotiations on Syria in Astana, it is necessary to achieve a "broad political agreement" under the UN auspices in Geneva. Federica Mogherini also noted that Brussels will host the second conference on the Syrian crisis next spring. Previously, as part of humanitarian aid, 6 billion euros were collected. Next year, the European Commission will allocate additional 560 million euros.
FEDERICA MOGHERINI, HIGH REPRESENTATIVE OF EU FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY:
- If we want to solve world crisis linking political process in Geneva with the talk on the reducing violence that are bringing fruits in Astana the work on humanitarian aid, recovery and stabilization that we are doing under the Brussels process can help us stream lining efforts on international world crisis.
British politicians appreciated Kazakhstan’s role in the settlement of the Syrian conflict. The former Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Jack Straw, highlighted the peacekeeping potential of the Astana Process.
JACK STRAW, THE UK FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER:
- It is really impressive that Kazakhstan is taking on this road as a media in this terrible conflict, the worse by far of this century and what is interesting is that Kazakhstan is trusted to do so by “three key guarantor” countries involved in the talks which are Russia, Iran and Turkey. I think Kazakh government is also being sensible in not having too many parties there.