Tehran, Moscow, Ankara Discuss Status of Syrian Crisis’ Prisoners: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年03月21日

Tehran, Moscow, Ankara Discuss Status of Syrian Crisis’ Prisoners

FARSNEWS2019/3/20
Tehran, Moscow, Ankara Discuss Status of Syrian Crisis’ Prisoners
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representatives from 3 guarantor states of the Astana peace process - Iran, Russia and Turkey - plus envoys from the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) exchanged views on the process for prisoners swap in Syria.

Representatives from Iran, Russia, Turkey, the ICRC, and the UN held a working-level meeting in Moscow on Tuesday on exchange of detainees and kidnapped individuals during the last eight years of Syrian conflict.

Iranian Director General for the Middle East and North African Affairs Hamid Reza Dehqani represented Iran in the seventh round of the working-level negotiations.

The parties agreed to hold the eighth round of the committees’ talks on the sidelines of the next Astana summit that is set to take place by the next two months in the Kazakh capital.

The Astana talks, started in 2017, are an initiative of Iran, Russia and Turkey meant to sort out the eight years of war in Syria through trilateral negotiations. The trio have held 11 rounds of such negotiations so far that have led to important decisions about a peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict.

Back in mid-February, The Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey stressed, in a final statement issued at the end of the high-profile Sochi summit on Syria, that the United States' possible retreat from Syria would help strengthen stability and security in the war-torn country.

The three chief executives voiced their strong opposition to the start of any new war in Syria under anti-terrorism claims, and stressed that they would show resolve in preserving and protecting Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

To this end, they added, the US military pullout, if it happens, would be a positive move in line with reinvigorating security and stability in Syria.

Meantime, the trio reiterated in their statement that they would also stand tough against "separatist" moves.

Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered in Sochi on February 14, 2019 for a Tripartite Summit on Syria.


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