4/20/2017 4:37:16 PM
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Iran, Russia, and Turkey, which have initiated a ceasefire plan to resolve a bloody six-year crisis in Syria, held the meetings at the level of experts to coordinate efforts for holding the fourth round of diplomatic negotiations in Astana for peace in Syria.
According to the press release following the expert meetings, held on April 18 and 19 in Tehran, delegations from Iran, Russia, and Turkey discussed draft documents on a ceasefire regime in Syria, as well as the exchange of prisoners and abductees between the Damascus government and the rebels.
A delegation of UN experts attended the trilateral meetings in Tehran as observer and offered precious technical assistance on special issues, the press release added.
The talks prepared the ground for the fourth round of Syria peace negotiations, slated for May 3 and 4 in Astana, and all of the delegations agreed to hold another round of expert talks before the Astana conference, it added.