Russia plays a crucial role in resolving the Syrian conflict, King Abdullah II of Jordan said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
The participants reached consensus that the Syrian crisis has no military solution. "We hope that the outcomes of the Astana talks will make a contribution to the Geneva process and will become a crucial point for the Syrian future", Cavusoglu said Tuesday, while on a visit to Mozambique, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency.
Peskov also stated that the sole fact that the Syrian government and rebels have finally met and talked is a "positive" trend, which is why the Kremlin views the talks as a success.
He stressed that time will tell if the Astana process proves effective.
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"Spokesman for the Opposition, Yahya Al-Ardi, however, expressed his views saying, "I don't believe that the communiqué will be strong enough to be taken to the United Nations", as a number of rebel demands, including the lifting of sieges, the release of prisoners and the delivery of aid to besieged areas", that he said had not yet been "confirmed".
The January 25 announcement comes after Russia, Iran, and Turkey said they would jointly enforce a fragile three-week cessation of hostilities in Syria.
They said the Syrian opposition had agreed to take part in peace talks on the issue set for Geneva.
The Syrian regime, meanwhile, has said it would refuse to hold government-level talks with Turkey and sign any document bearing the signature of a Turkish official - suggesting this would include any deal to come out of the talks. The ceasefire is now being largely observed.