An international meeting on inter-Syrian negotiations began in Astana, APA reports citing Kazinform agency.
Negotiations opened at the Rixos President Hotel, which at this moment receives representatives of the seven parties. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of the Syrian government, the Syrian opposition, Russia, Turkey, Iran, the United States, as well as the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria participate in the negotiations.
It should be noted that Kazakh capital was chosen as a neutral territory for the negotiations. The Foreign Ministry reported that the talks will be held behind closed doors.