In lieu with their commitment to end the conflict in Syria, the Astana Summit will be held via video conference on July 1 that will be attended by leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran. The news has been confirmed by the Turkish Presidency via an official statement.
As a complementary part of the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, the Astana Summit was launched by Russia, Turkey and Iran in January, 2017. The aim was to bring all warring parties in Syria to the negotiating table.
In a written statement the Turkish Presidency stated, “The 6th Tripartite Summit Meeting in Astana format, will be held on July 1, 2020, via video-conference with the participation of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, and the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.”
The statement added that the summit aims “to assess the current developments in Syria, to maintain the ceasefire in the field, to provide the conditions necessary for the voluntary return of refugees, and discuss joint steps to be taken in the coming period to advance the political process”.