Fresh talks on the Syria conflict will be held in Astana at the end of the month, AFP reported Thursday (October 19th).
The two-day meeting, which will kick off on October 30th in the Kazakh capital, will be the seventh round of negotiations this year that are co-sponsored by regime backers Russia and Iran and opposition supporter Turkey.
"The guarantor states of the cessation of hostilities have agreed that the seventh round of high-level talks on Syria as part of the Astana process will be held on October 30th and 31st," the Kazakh foreign ministry said in a statement.
At the last set of talks in September, the three powers agreed to allocate forces to patrol the zone covering Idlib province and neighbouring regions.
The diplomatic push brings together the Syrian government and representatives of the opposition, including some key armed groups who had previously steered clear of other negotiations.