Arab and international Thursday July 6, 2017
5th round of negotiations in Astana on the settlement of the Syrian crisis ended, what she described as the guarantor of the truce in Syria states to «positive results».
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Geert Abdurahmanov, during the reading of the final statement of the negotiations in the plenary: «International Meeting held high - level ends in the framework of the process of Astana, with positive results and a clear aim to stabilize the ceasefire regime in Syria».
Guarantor States also expressed to the process of Astana for «satisfaction on winning in drawing the borders of de- escalation areas of progress», which has been achieved in the capital of Kazakhstan, stating that it «commissioned the Joint Working Group to complete its work at all levels and the technical process for all regions».
The joint statement said that the negotiations included «search many of the issues», noting that «concrete agreements have been achieved between the parties and plans on hold for subsequent negotiations».
Abdurahmanov said that the next round of negotiations will be held in Astana last week of next August, noting that the next session of the Joint Working Group of the Parties to the guarantors of the process of Astana will be held in Iran on 1 and 2 of the same month.
And called on both Russia and Turkey and Iran in the statement «all parties involved in the Syrian crisis to refrain from any kind of provocation and sharp statements and threats that could undermine the results achieved in Astana, aimed to support the Geneva process».
The statement added: «We support peace in Syria and to maintain what we have achieved to this day and strengthen it .»
In turn, the President of the Russian delegation confirmed to the meeting, Alexander Avrintiev, at a press conference after the plenary meeting, he had not signed any documents in the negotiations, but announced the adoption of the parties participating in a final agreement on the joint working group of the guarantor States.
The Avrintiev explained that taking this step means that the «Joint Working Group now has all the powers necessary to resolve the outstanding issues.»
The Avrintiev pointed out that the reduction of the escalation areas virtually non- existent in Syria, although it is the parties to the Astana negotiations have not been able so far from its borders and the principles of its coordination.
For his part, he considered the head of the Syrian government delegation in Astana, Bashar al- Jaafari, the 5th round of negotiations in Astana did not succeed because of the «negative approach» which committed Turkey, regardless of the positive expectations of all parties.
Jaafari said that the Turkish delegation at the meeting opposed the adoption of any special document by applying the establishment of de- escalation in Syria areas of agreement.
In turn, the head of the Syrian armed opposition delegation Ahmed Berri, to participate in the negotiations «Astana -5», said that the opposition will not sign the agreement «If Iran was the guarantor exists», or «agreement does not serve the interests of the revolution».
Berri said in a statement to the agency «Sputnik, on Wednesday , July 5:« We came to Astana for basic goals, first install the cease-fire and work on its continuity, and not just install it temporarily, and the second is to examine the file of the detainees and to release them ».
Berri said that since 2011 until now, there are more than 70 thousand prisoners of men and young people, and 13 thousand women.