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Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov read out a joint statement agreed on by Russia, Iran and Turkey, stating that there could be no military solution to the Syrian conflict. The announcement was made at the International Meeting on the Syrian Settlement in Astana on Tuesday.

The talks on the Syrian peace process concluded in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, with the three guarantor countries – Russia, Turkey and Iran – issuing a joint statement establishing trilateral support for the Syrian ceasefire and paving the way for the Geneva talks due February 8.