Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the agreements between the Russian Federation and the United States on de-escalation zones in south-west Syria

The Republic of Kazakhstan welcomes the recent agreements between the Russian Federation and the United States of America, regarding de-escalation areas in south-western Syria.

The truce, in force since July 9, 2017, in the provinces of Al-Quneitra, Deraa and As-Suwayda, is yet another practical step towards a comprehensive cessation of hostilities throughout Syria.

We call on all the forces that support the prompt resolution of the Syrian conflict, including Syria's government and the armed opposition, to fully observe the ceasefire.

We hope for the further development of constructive interaction between Russia, the United States and all other stakeholders, for the sake of restoring peace and stability in Syria.

We express full support for the UN-led Geneva peace talks on Syria, and look forward to the achievement of concrete decisions within the political process towards resolving the Syrian crisis.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is ready to provide the necessary conditions for the continuation of peace negotiations within the Astana Process, in the hope of strengthening the ceasefire in Syria.

Created at : 11.07.2017, 17:00, Updated at : 11.07.2017, 17:00