October 31, 2017 / 4:08 PM / 3 years ago

Turkey, Iran agree to discuss Russia's Syrian congress proposal

Members of the delegations take part in the peace talks on Syria in Astana, Kazakhstan October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

ASTANA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have agreed to discuss within the UN-led Geneva process Russia’s proposal to convene a Syrian national dialogue congress, the three nations’ delegations said in a joint statement after talks in Kazakhstan.

Diplomats from the three countries will next meet in Astana, the Kazakh capital, in the second half of December, according to the statement.

Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Vladimir Soldatkin

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