TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi-Ansari, is slated to arrive in the Kazakh capital Monday noon for a joint working group session with representatives of the two other guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire, Russia and Turkey, one day before of the Astana talks.
The 5th high-level meeting of the Astana Process on Syria will take place on 4-5 July.
According to Kazakh Foreign Ministry “the guarantor states aim to adopt regulations on a detainee and prisoner release working group at the upcoming talks.”
The Iranian delegation is likely to hold bilateral meetings with other delegations from Turkey, Syria, Russia and the UN for further consultation and discussion on the de-escalation plan in Syria.
In the 4th meeting of the Astana process held on May 3-4, the three ceasefire guarantor states signed a memorandum on the establishment of four de-escalation zones in Syria, with the monitoring and management being carried out by the military personnel of these states.