Astana Trio Meet in Iran, Turkey and Iran sign MoU- Assad official present as well

At my censored blog this was one of the core topics, which has been picked up here as well.

Turkey, Iran ink MoU in presence of Erdogan, Raisi

Tehran, IRNA – The official ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Turkey and Iran has been held in the presence of both countries’ presidents and ministers.

The ceremony of inking the agreement of joint cooperation was held at Sa’daabad Historical Palace in capital Tehran on Tuesday before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi as well as some ministers from both countries.

The MoU comprises of cooperation in different fields of expansion of transit, cultural, scientific, sports, energy and agriculture exchanges as well as trade and economic interactions.

The document was signed by high-ranking delegations from Turkey and Iran in order to pave the way for expansion of cooperation in various areas.

President Erdogan who arrived in Tehran on Monday night attends the meeting of the Iran-Turkey high committee of cooperation.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is also to travel to Iran. The three presidents will attend the 7th summit of Astana peace summit to discuss the situation in Syria.

The seventh summit meeting of Astana peace process guarantors will be held with the presence of presidents of the three countries – Iran, Russia, and Turkey – in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Tuesday evening.

Presidents of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia Vladimir Putin, and Iran Ebrahim Raisi along with a Syrian official will hold talks in the Astana peace talks, stressing the need for respecting Syria’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Syrian official is Syria’s Foreign Minister, as you would expect.

“Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad is also in Tehran”

The summits were initiated in Kazakhstan’s capital in January 2017, so the peace negotiations were called Astana peace talks back then.

The talks retained the same name as the Astana negotiations after Kazakhstan changed the name of its capital city to Nur-Sultan in 2019.

The return of Syrian refugees to their homes and cities as well as facilitating establishment of peace, stability and security in Syria are among the main topics on the agenda of this tripartite summit,” the top diplomat announced on Monday.

Putin has arrived in Tehran as well

The plane of Russian President Vladimir Putin has landed in Tehran, where the Russian leader is scheduled to have a series of meetings with the leadership of Iran, as well as trilateral talks with Turkey, RIA Novosti reported.

Putin will first meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, then with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Putin will then speak separately with his Turkish counterpart. This will be followed by talks in the Russia-Iran-Turkey format. The presidents are expected to make a statement following the meeting.

Some one on one meetings- Then all together

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