Russia: "We regret the United States' refusal to participate in Sochi meeting on Syria"

اعداد أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 30 يوليو، 2018 10:28:00 م خبر دوليسياسي محادثات الأستانة

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On Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that Russia regrets the United States' refusal to participate as an observer in the Astana 10 talks in the Russian city of Sochi.

According to Russian media, Zakharova said, "We see the U.S. reluctance to send representatives to Sochi as a desire to lower the importance of the Astana format and discredit the implementation of the mediatory efforts in Syrian affairs that Washington is unable to put under its control."

Zakharova added, "Keeping in mind that Washington constantly gives assurances that it is willing to help the political process in Syria, and the current meeting in Sochi is specifically dedicated to this purpose." 

Earlier, the U.S. Department of State representative told the Sputnik news agency that the U.S. would not attend as an observer or any official status at the Sochi meeting.

On Monday morning, the Astana 10 talks began in the Russian city of Sochi. Delegations from the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian National Coalition, the Syrian government, Russia, Turkey, and Iran, as well as U.N. envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, participate in the talks.

The countries sponsoring the Astana talks and de Mistura have been forming a Syrian constitutional committee to draft a new constitution for the country since the end of the last round  of negotiations held in the Kazakh capital Astana last May.

At the end of January 2018, the city of Sochi hosted the Syrian National Dialogue conference, which was hosted by Russia and boycotted by many Syrian military and political bodies and figures opposed to the Syrian government.

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