The sixth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana concluded on Thursday with the adoption of the Astana Statement that launched the process of transformation of CICA and extension of Kazakhstan’s chairpersonship for 2022-24 with a focus on expanding supply chains gaps, promoting sustainable growth, ecology, and food security.
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi left Tehran for Astana, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday afternoon to attend the 6th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on October 13.
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to hold the next Astana format summit in Tehran in February or March 2022, depending on the coronavirus situation, Senior Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji told TASS on Wednesday.
Iran, Russia, and Turkey that act as the guarantors of an all-Syria cease-fire issued a joint statement in support of the resolution of the Arab country’s conflict on the sidelines of a gathering aimed at devising a new Constitution for the war-weary nation.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are working on the agenda for the next international high-level meeting on Syria in the Astana format, which was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing.
Russia, Iran and Turkey, Astana peace process guarantors, expressed satisfaction with the progress reached in finalizing the Syrian Constitutional Committee composition, the three countries issued a joint statement.
The guarantors of the Astana talks on Syria – Iran, Russia and Turkey – condemned the recent US move to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights and called it a threat to the regional security, a statement said on Friday.