Regional & International Cooperation

Astana peace process on Syria guarantor states issue a joint statement

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The Astana format guarantor countries (Russia, Iran, and Turkiye) condemned the growing activity of terrorist groups in Syria and expressed their determination to continue cooperation to counter-terrorism, according to the joint statement issued on Wednesday at the end of the 19th International Meeting on Syria in the Astana format, APA reports citing TASS.

“[The sides] expressed their determination to continue interaction to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and to counter separatist plans aimed at undermining Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and threatening the national security of neighboring countries, including cross-border attacks and infiltration,” the statement said.

“[The sides] condemned the growing presence and activity of terrorist groups and affiliated structures operating under various guises in various parts of Syria, including attacks on civilian infrastructure and shelters of internally displaced people, resulting in civilian casualties,” the document reads.

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