2021-April-21 18:37
2021-February-17  15:19

Iran, Russia Discuss Syria Peace Process

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister’s Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji held talks with the Russian President’s Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev on the Syrian situation and peace process.

Khaji and Lavrentiev exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria and the pursuit of the peace process in the country as well as the political settlement of the crisis.

Ali Asghar Khaji

Iran’s diplomat explained the outcome of his recent visit to Damascus, and underlined the necessity of fighting terrorism in Syria and helping the progress of the country's political situation within the framework of the Constitutional Committee.

Alexander Lavrentiev

The Russian diplomat, for his part, stressed the need for further coordination between Tehran and Moscow on the settlement of the Syria crisis.

In a relevant meeting on Tuesday, Khaji met and talked with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Otto Pedersen on the latest developments in Syria and expressed Iran’s support for the UN efforts on the issue.

The Iranian delegation arrived in Moscow on Monday to take part in the expert meeting of Astana format countries on Syria.

Deputy foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia, and Iran, as well as representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition, have attended the 15th Astana talks in presence of Pedersen.

The participants exchanged views on the political process of Syria, noting that the Syrian Constitutional Committee must be active to this end.

The UN diplomat, for his part, thanked Iran for supporting him.

He called for a collective approach in a bid to resolve the Syrian crisis, and stressed building trust among Syrian sides and the international players.