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Kazakh FM: All delegations asserted participation in Astana meeting including “armed opposition”

Astana, The Kazakh Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that all delegations confirmed their participation in Astana meeting on Syria including representatives of the armed opposition.

The Kazakh News Agency quoted the Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Anuar Zhainakov as saying that the The delegations of the UN experts and of the guarantor states 'Russia, Turkey and Iran' are arriving in Astana at the moment.

Earlier on Monday, the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, arrived in the Kazakh capital of Astana to participate in Astana meetings on the crisis in Syria.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura also confirmed his participation in Astana meeting as he is expected to join other participants later today.

Zhainakov said that the meeting of the experts of the guarantor states is scheduled to be held on Tuesday while high-level talks will be held on May 3-4.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency