Representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey confirmed at the meeting in Astana their readiness to cooperate for the full implementation of the ceasefire in Syria, head of Russia’s delegation Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov said.

 

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“The delegations have confirmed readiness for cooperation in the interests of the full implementation of the ceasefire,” said Gadzhimagomedov, who is the deputy head of the Russian Armed Forces’ main operational department.

 

Earlier reports said that the representatives of Jordan and the United Nations also joined the meeting of the group monitoring compliance with the ceasefire in Syria in Astana.

 

The Russian Defense Ministry earlier said that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss compliance with the ceasefire in Syria, drafting steps to monitor and prevent truce violations, enhancing mutual trust between the Syrian government and the opposition and efforts aimed at tackling humanitarian issues. Particular attention was expected to be paid to separating the moderate opposition from units of the Jabhat al-Nusra group (now called Jabhat Fateh-al-Sham, outlawed in Russia).