Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 10
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said preparation for the meeting in Astana on Syria is quite intensive, Sputnik reported.
“It is unclear how long the talks will last, we can say nothing more specific now,” Peskov added.
He noted that Russia will be represented at the talks “at the expert level.”
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has earlier said that he agreed with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer to the conflicting parties in Syria to continue peace talks in Astana.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev supported this initiative and expressed readiness to provide a platform for such negotiations in Astana.
The Astana meeting is expected to be held on Jan. 23 while a meeting in Geneva will be held on Feb. 8 under the auspices of the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.