Kazakhstan welcomes agreement on ceasefire in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
Kazakhstan welcomes the agreement reached between the US and Russia on ceasing the military operations in Syria, RIA Novosti quoted Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, chairman of the Kazakh Senate as saying.
"We call on all the parties involved to strictly fulfill this agreement to protect the fragile stability in the country," said Tokayev addressing the joint session of the three general committees of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama agreed on a ceasefire in Syria.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
Edited by SI