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Iran’s president to visit Turkey to attend a trilateral meeting on Syria

Iran president Hassan Rouhani 

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Turkey to attend a trilateral meeting on Syria on Sunday, official IRNA news agency reported.

In the meeting, Rouhani and his Russian and Turkish counterparts will discuss the current situation of Syria as well as the prospect of their cooperation on international issues, Parviz Esmaili, Iranian presidential office director for communications and information, said on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rouhani’s visit will be at the official invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Esmaili said.

Iran, Turkey and Russia, as well as representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition have held several rounds of meetings on the peace process in the Arab country.

The process toward a peaceful settlement in Syria, also known as the Astana process, was launched in January 2017 by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Astana of Kazakhstan to bring warring parties in the Syrian conflict to the table to find a political solution to the crisis.

IANS

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