Astana joint assertion by Iran, Russia, Turkey: in full



IN ASTANA, JANUARY 23-24, 2017

The delegations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, according to the Joint Assertion of their International Ministers made in Moscow, on December 20, 2016 and the UN Safety Council decision 2336;

Assist launching the talks between the Authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic and the armed opposition teams in Astana on January 23-24, 2017;

Recognize the participation in and facilitation of the above-mentioned talks by the UN Secretary-Normal Particular Envoy on Syria;

Reaffirm their dedication to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, non-sectarian and democratic State, as confirmed by the UN Safety Council;

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Categorical their conviction that there isn’t a army resolution to the Syrian battle and that it may well solely be solved by way of a political course of primarily based on the implementation of the UN Safety Council decision 2254 in its entirety;

Will search, by way of concrete steps and utilizing their affect over the events, consolidation of the ceasefire regime established pursuant to the preparations signed on December 29, 2016 and supported by the UN Safety Council decision 2336 (2016), contribution to minimizing violations, lowering violence, constructing confidence, guaranteeing unhindered humanitarian entry swiftly and easily according to the UN Safety Council decision 2165 (2014) and safety and free motion of civilians in Syria;

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Resolve to determine a trilateral mechanism to look at and guarantee full compliance with the ceasefire, forestall any provocations and decide all modalities of the ceasefire;

Reiterate their willpower to combat collectively in opposition to ISIL/DAESH and Al-Nusra and to separate from them armed opposition teams;

Categorical their conviction that there’s an pressing necessity to step up efforts to jumpstart the negotiation course of in accordance with the UN Safety Council decision 2254;

Emphasize that the Worldwide Assembly on Syria in Astana is an efficient platform for a direct dialogue between the federal government and the opposition as required by the UN Safety Council decision 2254;

Assist the willingness of the armed opposition teams to take part within the subsequent spherical of negotiations to be held between the federal government and the opposition underneath the UN auspices in Geneva as of February eight, 2017;

Urge all members of the worldwide neighborhood to help the political course of with a view to swiftly implementing all steps agreed on the UN Safety Council decision 2254;

Resolve to actively cooperate on the Astana platform on particular problems with the UN-facilitated Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political course of in order to contribute to international efforts to implement the UN Safety Council decision 2254;

Categorical gratitude to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, and to the Kazakh facet usually, for internet hosting the Worldwide Assembly on Syria in Astana.

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