Since Russia furnished Syrian opposition representatives with a draft constitution for Syria in January talks in Astana, Ankara has refrained from discussing the future administrative make-up of Syria at the meeting in Kazakhstan, in contrast to Moscow's attempts to make the talks a venue for political discussions.
All the parties involved in the Syrian dispute will be present tomorrow, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, announced.
The discussions were due to begin Wednesday and last two days, but were postponed until Thursday due to unexplained "technical reasons", Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said Wednesday.
BEIRUT/ROME The main Syrian opposition body said on Wednesday it wanted face-to-face negotiations with the Damascus government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week.
While Kazakh officials said they invited both the Syrian government and rebels for the new talks, several of the regime opponents who took part in the previous Astana talks told AFP that they have not received invitations.
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Russian Federation is sending presidential envoy Alexander Lavrentiev while Iran said it is dispatching deputy foreign minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari.
The Astana initiative has left the West on the sidelines of the latest push to end the war in Syria, which has claimed more than 310,000 lives since 2011 and forced millions of people to flee their homes.
The meeting focused on the latest developments in Syria and arrangements made to continue ceasefire in the war-hit country and to hold the second round of Astana talks.
Russian Federation and Iran, close allies of President Bashar Assad, and Turkey, which backs the rebels, previously pledged to enforce the cease-fire, but both sides have alleged repeated violations.