Antalya, MINA – Turkish, Russian and Iranian foreign ministers on Sunday met in Turkey’s Mediterranean city of Antalya ahead of a trilateral meeting on Syria, scheduled to be held in Russia’s Sochi city next Wednesday.
On Saturday, high-ranking officials from the three countries also met in Iranian capital Tehran to make preparations for the Sochi meeting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Sunday after meeting Russian Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Javad Zarif. Anadolu Agency was quoted by MINA as rerporting.
Cavusoglu said they discussed the topics that may come up during the summit with his counterparts. He said the purpose of the summit was to evaluate what the three guarantor countries have succeeded about Syria so far, and the steps that should be taken in the future.
“With the Astana process, we have come a long way with Russia, especially in terms of the establishment of peace on the field and forming de-escalation zones. Situation on the field is much better compared to last year,” Cavusoglu said. (T/RI-1/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)