Senior Iranian Adviser Meets Russian, Turkish, Syrian Diplomats in Moscow

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Ali Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister’s senior adviser for special political affairs, held separate meetings with the deputy foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Turkey in Moscow for talks about the latest developments in Syria and the region.

Heading a delegation, Khaji has traveled to Moscow to attend a four-way meeting with the Russian, Syrian and Turkish diplomats.

In a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Monday, they discussed the latest developments in Syria and the Arab country’s broader region.

The Iranian and Russian diplomats also underlined the need for the peaceful resolution of differences and for political dialogue between Turkey and Syria. They also announced their support for the efforts to normalize ties between Ankara and Damascus within the framework of the four-way meetings and based on international law and norms of good neighborliness.

In another meeting, Khaji and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ayman Sosan talked about Syria’s political and international developments.

Khaji welcomed the thaw in Syria’s relations with other countries and the strengthening of stability and security in the Arab country.

He also reaffirmed Iran’s resolve to continue its support for dialogue between Damascus and Ankara to resolve their disputes through political means.

In his last meeting in Moscow, the Iranian adviser and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akcapar highlighted the historical relations between Iran and Turkey and discussed issues of mutual interest, including the bilateral ties and regional developments.

Khaji said Iran is ready to play an effective role in pushing for the normalization of ties between Ankara and Damascus.

The Turkish deputy foreign minister, for his part, stressed the importance of the Astana peace process in the settlement of the Syria crisis. Akcapar noted that Iran and Turkey should strengthen their coordination in this regard.

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