Astana Talks on Syria to be Held Behind Closed Doors

Astana, The Astana talks which will see negotiations take place between parties involved in the Syrian crisis will take place behind closed doors, Kazakhistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today.

The talks will start tomorrow, although it is unclear if it will need to be extended for a day more. A delegation from the Syrian opposition has already arrived in the Kazakh capital. Delegations from Russia, Turkey, Iran and United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura also arrived in Astana.

“Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, has been chosen as the neutral ground for all sides to conduct their negotiations. Please be informed that the talks will be held behind closed doors,” Kazakh news agency Kazinform said today.

Source: Qatar News Agency