January 21, 2017

An Iranian delegation will head to Astana, Kazakhstan January 21 to attend the sidelines of talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups on the fate of the war-torn Arab country.

The delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Arab Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Mehr news agency reported January 21.

The Iranian team plans to hold talks with Russian and Turkish diplomats, through whose initiative the talks will be held on January 23 and 24.

The talks are aimed at extending a ceasefire that was recently announced in Syria, and has held so far, through Russian and Turkish efforts, and at finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

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