On 10 May, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic Faisal Mekdad, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met in Moscow.
The ministers had a substantive and frank discussion on issues related to resuming the interstate relations between Syria and Türkiye in various aspects.
In accordance with the UNSC Resolution 2254 and official statements issued in the framework of the “Astana format”, the participants affirmed their commitment to Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The relevance of increasing international aid to Syria was also underlined, including with a view to facilitating the voluntary, safe and dignified returns of Syrians to their homeland and the post-conflict reconstruction. The participants also agreed on tasking the Deputy Foreign Ministers to prepare a road map to advance the relations between Türkiye and Syria in coordination with the work of ministries of defense and special services of the four countries.
The ministers noted a positive and constructive atmosphere of their exchange during the meeting and agreed to further maintain high-level contacts and technical talks in this quadripartite format in the upcoming period.