Press release on a consultative expert meeting on Syria between Russia, Iran and Iraq
A tripartite meeting on Syria with the participation of Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Jaberi-Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq Nizar al-Khairalla took place at the Russian Foreign Ministry on August 2.
During the exchange of views, the participants focused on resolving the Syrian crisis, especially implementing the agreements reached as part of the Geneva and Astana processes. In this context, the sides stressed the need for joint efforts to consolidate the ceasefire in Syria, to meet the humanitarian needs of the affected population, and to restore the economic and social infrastructure of Syria.
At the same time, the participants confirmed the principled position of Moscow, Tehran and Baghdad in favour of preserving the territorial integrity of Syria, its statehood and sovereignty, eradicating the terrorist threat, and preventing the spread of extremist ideology in the Middle East region and beyond.
Following the meeting, the participants confirmed the commitment of Russia, Iran and Iraq to continuing consolidated actions in coordination with all stakeholders in the interests of maintaining regional security. At the same time, there is a common understanding that ensuring stability in the Middle East directly depends on complete and final elimination of terrorism, the prevention of splits and fragmentation of existing states and societies, and the exercise of the right of peoples to determine the future of their countries.