ASTANA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – November 23, 2022) The United States could go back to “Astana format”, participating in it, as before, would be a good step, Russian special envoy of the president Syriasaid Alexander Lavrentyev on Wednesday.
“We believe that the involvement of other countries in the work of the Astana format is indeed very useful. And here we are not just talking about China, we are ready to consider applications from other countries for participation. As you know, at the initial stage, when the first international meeting on Syriawhen prepared here at Astanathere were Americans as observers, there were the European Uniona number of European countries who were seated at this table listened carefully to everyone, with whom we had detailed consultations on our future actions,” he told a press conference after of results of the 19th international meeting on Syria in the Astana format.
“Of course, I believe that if the Americans went back to the Astana format, it would also be very useful, if two countries like the United States and China were present as observers in Astana format, it would be a very good step, a good signal both for the international community and for the leadership of the Syrian settlement in general,” added Lavrentyev