Foreign ministers of Russia, Türkiye, Syria and Iran will meet in Moscow


Foreign ministers of Russia, Türkiye, Syria and Iran will meet in Moscow, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

Bogdanov said that the foreign ministers of Russia, Türkiye, Syria and Iran are arranging a meeting.

He said in an interview that “There’s working currently on the agenda of the organization of a four-way meeting of foreign affairs officials, and preparations are underway for that”.

Bogdanov stated earlier last week that the differences between Damascus and Ankara can be overcome, saying that “Russia will continue to assist the two parties in finding acceptable solutions for them in order to normalize relations between the two countries and restore the traditional Syrian-Turkish good-neighborly relations.

He pointed out that the restoration of diplomatic relations between Damascus and Ankara, and the resumption of the work of diplomatic missions in both countries, should be one of the results of joint efforts in this direction.

Bogdanov explained that the meeting held in Moscow in December between the defense ministers and heads of the intelligence services of Russia, Türkiye and Syria, during which the main areas for continuing joint work were identified and an expert mechanism was established to coordinate it.

He stated that Iran had expressed its desire to join the negotiation process, indicating that Russia supported its participation, given the nature of its relations with Damascus and Ankara, as well as its regional role, and its constructive participation in the Astana format.

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