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Next meeting on Syria in Astana format may take place in March, says Ankara

A new summit on Syria in the Astana format may take place in March, spokesperson for the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.

“A meeting in the Astana format may take place in March, work is underway on that issue,” he told a news conference in Ankara. Besides, the spokesperson said that a military delegation from Russia was expected to arrive in Turkey to discuss Syria.

The most recent summit of the Astana trio (Russia, Iran and Turkey) was held in Turkey in mid-September 2019. The three countries also maintain contacts within the framework of high-level meetings on Syria in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The most recent meeting was held on December 10-11. It was decided then to hold the next Astana format summit in March 2020.

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