Nazarbayev discusses Syria talks with Turkey, Russia

Kazakhstan president "ready" to provide platform for meeting between Syrian conflicting parties in Astana

Nazarbayev discusses Syria talks with Turkey, Russia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed in a phone call with his Turkish and Russian counterparts the possibility of hosting Syria talks in Astana.

During the conversation, Nazarbayev discussed with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin the regional and international developments, according to a statement issued from president’s press office late Saturday.

The statement said Erdogan and Putin expressed their "willingness" to hold a meeting between the Syrian regime and opposition in Astana.

It added Nazarbayev expressed his "readiness" to provide a platform for talks in Astana.

On Friday, Putin said that he and Erdogan have reached an agreement to work on launching a new series of peace talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition.

Putin told on Friday a press conference in Tokyo that the next step for “normalization” in the war-torn country was to reach an agreement on a nationwide ceasefire.

Putin added that if the regime and opposition agree to the proposal, "we will ask Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to back this process."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Aralık 2016, 11:39